Hong Kong fans hold up signs that read “Boo” while the national anthem was being played back in 2015. More ‘creative’ responses to the new national anthem law are likely next October. Photo: AFP PHOTO Hong Kong fans hold up signs that read “Boo” while the national anthem was being played back in 2015. More ‘creative’ responses to the new national anthem law are likely next October. Photo: AFP PHOTO
Hong Kong fans hold up signs that read “Boo” while the national anthem was being played back in 2015. More ‘creative’ responses to the new national anthem law are likely next October. Photo: AFP PHOTO
James Porteous
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James Porteous

As China bans national anthem ‘disrespect’, how will Hong Kong football fans react in match just before key Communist Party meeting?

With impeccable timing, the team’s next big game is shortly ahead of crucial five-yearly meeting

Hong Kong fans hold up signs that read “Boo” while the national anthem was being played back in 2015. More ‘creative’ responses to the new national anthem law are likely next October. Photo: AFP PHOTO Hong Kong fans hold up signs that read “Boo” while the national anthem was being played back in 2015. More ‘creative’ responses to the new national anthem law are likely next October. Photo: AFP PHOTO
Hong Kong fans hold up signs that read “Boo” while the national anthem was being played back in 2015. More ‘creative’ responses to the new national anthem law are likely next October. Photo: AFP PHOTO
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James Porteous

James Porteous

James Porteous has been a sports journalist for more than 15 years, covering events all over the world, from Olympics and Champions League finals right down to local amateur action. He writes a weekly column and brings you the latest news and interviews from sport in Hong Kong, China and beyond. Follow him on twitter @jamesporteous