Chinese national anthem

Chinese national anthem

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.

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Fourteen-year-old Chak-lam arrived at Admiralty, the political heart of Hong Kong, on the morning of May 27 and found herself all alone. She had heard the call, the night before, for protesters to besiege Hong Kong’s Legislative Council and block lawmakers from scrutinizing a bill that would penalize anyone who insulted China’s national anthem. Instead of seeing demonstrators like herself, Chak-lam found a large number of police officers who allowed only authorized staff and journalists through checkpoints. The tight security cordon was nothing like the scene almost a year ago on June 12, 2019, when thousands of protesters blocked roads and surrounded the legislature, also known as Legco, to
A stench of disapproval, but Hong Kong passes national anthem law
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China jails a video star. Her crime? Singing the national anthem.
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Diss the national anthem? That’s up to three years in the slammer
If you protest during “The Star-Spangled Banner” in America, you get angry comments on social media or an angry tweet from the president. But if you do the same with China's “March of the Volunteers,” you may be jailed for up to three years. This penalty, implemented in mainland China last year, may now be coming to Hong Kong, a former British colony with a separate legal system. On Friday, the Hong Kong government formally presented this proposal to lawmakers, who are expected to pass it without difficulty. Tension between Hongkongers wanting greater democracy and the Chinese government has steadily risen in recent years. Protests against the Chinese national anthem in Hong Kong made intern