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Chinese anthem law goes into effect in Hong Kong

The controversial Chinese national anthem law, which punishes anyone who insults the “Volunteers’ March” with a prison sentence of up to three years, came into force in Hong Kong today, after its approval on June 4.

According to the Spanish news agency Efe, which cites anonymous sources heard on Hong Kong’s RTHK radio and television, police in the former British colony received training on how to apply the law, approved by the semi-autonomous city Legislative Council.

The same sources said the internal guidelines “suggest that legislation should only be used against those who deliberately insult” the anthem of the People’s Republic of China.

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