Hong Kong fans turn their backs during the Chinese national anthem before the Asian Cup match against Malaysia in Hong Kong,  in 2017. Photo: Reuters
Hong Kong fans turn their backs during the Chinese national anthem before the Asian Cup match against Malaysia in Hong Kong, in 2017. Photo: Reuters
Diplomacy

China changes law so it can act if country is insulted at sporting events

  • National People’s Congress Standing Committee passes revision to the Law on Physical Culture and Sports
  • There are no details on what constitutes an infringement of rights or dignity in revised law, which will take effect on January 1, 2023

Hong Kong fans turn their backs during the Chinese national anthem before the Asian Cup match against Malaysia in Hong Kong,  in 2017. Photo: Reuters
Hong Kong fans turn their backs during the Chinese national anthem before the Asian Cup match against Malaysia in Hong Kong, in 2017. Photo: Reuters
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