Hong Kong’s leader Carrie Lam has been deliberately putting force on politically divisive policies that may not only prompt new protests against China’s influence over the city but also criminalise any act that may seem offensive to the national anthem of China.
Chief Executive Carrie Lam announced that there will be a law that will make it illegal to disrespect China’s national anthem and actions for the same would be done as soon as possible. She also stated that every school’s curriculum reforms would foster a ‘national identity’ that would prompt further protests in the Asian financial hub. Lam’s government has not only punished teachers for speaking out on the pro-democracy protests of many cities but has also said them to work on the much-needed education reforms.
Many activists are angry at recent statements from Lam about the need to bring in a law that would criminalise insulting China’s anthem.
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