National security Law / National Anthem Legislation

Explainer: How a new law may see Hongkongers jailed for 3 years for parodying the national anthem

This month, Hong Kong authorities have renewed efforts to push forward a controversial bill that criminalises disrespectful behaviour towards the Chinese national anthem, March of the Volunteers.

Despite widespread criticism that the proposed law would be an assault on freedom of expression, the Legislative Council is set to resume the Second Reading debate of the bill on Wednesday, with protesters vowing to surround the complex. The move marked the latest in a series of efforts by the Hong Kong and Beijing governments to suppress their critics.

Hong Kong’s National Anthem Bill Is Sparking Renewed Protests. Here’s What to Know

Protesters mass in Hong Kong as anthem law is debated

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