Hong Kong Passes Law to Criminalize Making Fun of China’s National Anthem

Hong Kong Passes Law to Criminalize Making Fun of China’s National Anthem

The law prohibits doing anything to “insult” the Chinese national anthem, including altering its lyrics or tune, and playing or singing it in a “distorted or disrespectful way.” It’s likely to reignite protests—people in Hong Kong are set to light candles Thursday night commemorate the 1989 massacre by Chinese troops at Beijing’s Tiananmen Square. 

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