Turning Chinese flag upside to be criminalised as Beijing moves to tighten legal protections

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China has strengthened its national flag law to ban turning it upside down in an amendment that will also make it compulsory for government agencies in Hong Kong and Macau to fly it on working days.The amendments to the National Flag Law will also criminalise the casual disposal of the flag.The changes will apply in Hong Kong, where the flag law has been included as an annex to the Basic Law, the city’s mini-constitution, since 1997 when the city returned to Chinese rule.The country’s top…

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