Hong Kong Moves to Make Disrespecting Chinese Anthem a Crime

“I can understand if China used Annex III to enact nationwide laws to protect national security,” said Craig Choy, a convener of the Progressive Lawyers’ Group. “But is a national anthem law really a matter of PRC or Hong Kong’s national security? I don’t think so.”

Any law requiring Hongkongers to stand for national anthem would be ‘unrealistic’ and ‘impractical’ – legal experts

Legal experts have said that the requirement to stand when the national anthem is played is unrealistic and impractical, after China’s top legislature passed a decision to insert the new national anthem law into the Annex III of the Basic Law.