March of the Volunteers is the national anthem of the People's Republic of China.
In Hong Kong, a proposed law was added to the city’s mini-constitution – the Basic Law – in November 2017. A National Anthem Bill is set to be tabled in early 2019.
Mr Justice Anthony Chan Kin-keung’s decision to deny a sweeping injunction not only underlines the independence of the judiciary but also challenges the government to come up with a more balanced approach on how to deal with illicit use of the fake national anthem ‘Glory to Hong Kong’.
Officials must take their responsibilities seriously and ensure there is no repeat of national song mix-ups at international events.
Playing of Hong Kong protest song instead of national anthem at international ice hockey face-off despite new guidelines must be fully investigated.
Serious action needs to be taken against organisers of sporting events should Hong Kong protest song continue to be played instead of ‘March of the Volunteers’.
New rules introduced after an embarrassing gaffe involving the national song at a rugby match involving Hong Kong place responsibility with organisers and there should be no repeat.
Hong Kong’s first home international fixture for three years should be remembered for its play, not the booing of the national anthem by a minority of fans.
Government lawyers earlier applied for review, citing perceived failure to give ‘greatest weight and deference’ to city leader’s decision to label song a national security risk.
Government lawyers say court did not give ‘the greatest weight and deference’ to Chief Executive John Lee when it ruled against a ban on ‘Glory to Hong Kong’ protest song.
Spokesman says the move is in the interests of national security.
Source close to government tells Post that appeal against High Court rejection of ‘Glory to Hong Kong’ ban likely.
Viral Twitter video shows about 30 players from Hong Kong and Thai men’s under-18 teams trading blows after match at overseas invitational tournament.
Mr Justice Anthony Chan says injunction against ‘Glory to Hong Kong’ might not be any different from national security law sanction against use of song use with seditious intent.
Photographer Cheng Wing-chun earlier found guilty of insulting national anthem by replacing it with ‘Glory to Hong Kong’.
Cheng Wing-chun found guilty of disrespecting Chinese national anthem by substituting correct music in clip of Tokyo Olympics fencer winning gold in July 2021.
Journalists’ group has instructed lawyers to write to Department of Justice to obtain more information about application for court injunction against playing protest song.
Secretary for Justice Paul Lam invites those who disagree with ban to come forward and present arguments during hearing scheduled for July 21.
Tune had earlier been removed on some platforms amid bid by government to ban anthem popular with 2019 protesters.
Concerns are growing that the world’s largest search engine operator may exit Hong Kong, as the city’s officials seek a ban on a popular protest song.
Move follows similar dropping of anti-government tune on other music-streaming platforms, as city authorities seek ban.
High Court delays case until July 21 to allow anyone wishing to defend tune a chance to prepare for litigation.
Government adviser dismisses concerns from academics and lawyers over bid to ban protest song ‘Glory to Hong Kong’ and insists national security takes precedence.
High Court asked to restrain ‘broadcasting, performing, printing, publishing, selling, offering for sale, distributing, disseminating, displaying or reproducing song in any way’.
‘After discussion, the board came to the conclusion that the punishment for the association should be relevant to the severity of the incident,’ top sports body says.
Premier Li Qiang raised the issue when meeting Thomas Bach, the head of the global sports body, in Beijing.
Secretary for Culture, Sports and Tourism Kevin Yeung wades into ongoing saga between sports governing body and ice hockey association.
Association chairman Mike Kan releases 2,000-word rebuke saying he can no longer stay quiet.
Top sports federation says ice hockey association said it tried several times to hand over anthem USB drive at international tournament, but alleges claim not true.
Edwina Lau, deputy police commissioner overseeing national security, says anthem blunders classic examples of ‘soft confrontations’.
‘Glory to Hong Kong’ listed as top result in searches for city’s anthem carried out in Singapore, Canada and Australia.
Check by Post finds city government webpage with anthem download links tops English and Chinese results.
Tell organisers before team departs that searching for anthem online will produce incorrect results, team leader says.
Athlete Chloe Chan says ‘long-term impact’ of possible funding cuts ‘hard to tell’ as she calls on authorities to consider alternatives to improve team’s sports organisation.
Second mix-up narrowly averted, team leader Annie Kwan says, after organiser failed to pass on USB drive to person in charge of playing song.
Secretary for Culture, Sports and Tourism Kevin Yeung makes assurance amid deepening row over national anthem blunder.