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Booing The Chinese National Anthem During Soccer Matches May Soon Mean Jail Time in Hong Kong

A recently implemented law banning any form of “insult” to the Chinese national anthem in China may also be enforced in Hong Kong soon, the local government revealed on Monday.

Once adapted locally, the measure would effectively make “booing” during the playing of the shared anthem “March of the Volunteers” illegal in Hong Kong. The practice, most recent of which was during Asian Cup qualifying match against Malaysia this month, has become a tradition of some fans in Hong Kong during international soccer matches since the Occupy protests in 2014.