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Sunday, October 18, 2020, 18:16
HKSAR govt to amend national flag, emblem ordinance
By Xinhua
Sunday, October 18, 2020, 18:16 By Xinhua

A flag-raising ceremony is held at the Golden Bauhinia Square on Hong Kong Island to celebrate the 71st anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China, Oct 1, 2020. (PHOTO / CHINA DAILY)

HONG KONG / BEIJING - The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) government said on Saturday that it will introduce amendments to the National Flag and National Emblem Ordinance.

The move came after amendments to the National Flag Law and the National Emblem Law were adopted by the National People's Congress on Saturday

The move came after amendments to the National Flag Law and the National Emblem Law were adopted by the National People's Congress (NPC) on Saturday.

The National Flag Law and the National Emblem Law were listed in Annex III to the HKSAR Basic Law on July 1, 1997, and were applied locally in the HKSAR by way of legislation through the enactment of the National Flag and National Emblem Ordinance.

The HKSAR government said, with the amendment of the National Flag Law and the National Emblem Law, it will suitably introduce amendments to the National Flag and National Emblem Ordinance, with a view to implementing provisions that are applicable to the HKSAR and fulfilling the constitutional responsibility of the HKSAR government.  

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The NPC had adopted an amendment to the National Flag Law which stipulates that national flags shall be displayed in government organs, organizations, plazas, parks and other public places on important holidays and anniversaries.

People may wear national emblem on solemn occasions to express their patriotic feelings, according to the amendment.

Lawmakers approved the amendment at the closing meeting of a regular legislative session of the Standing Committee of the NPC, which started Tuesday.  


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