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Sunday, October 08, 2017, 11:48
HK Chief Secretary condemns booing of national anthem
Sunday, October 08, 2017, 11:48 By

Hong Kong Chief Secretary Matthew Cheung speaks at the starting ceremony of the walkathon YO! Let's Walk the Road 2017 organized by Youth Outreach on Oct 7, 2017. (GOVERNMENT INFORMATION SERVICES)

HONG KONG - Chief Secretary Matthew Cheung has condemned spectators who booed the national anthem at a recent soccer match, saying the anthem and the national flag are solemn symbols of the nation. 

Speaking to reporters on Saturday, Cheung called on soccer fans not to repeat such behavior when another international match is held next week.

He also said he hopes the upcoming Policy Address will outline measures to honor Chief Executive Carrie Lam's election pledge to promote Hong Kong's economic development and improve people's livelihood.

Cheung said he expects the Policy Address, which will be delivered on Wednesday, to outline a blueprint for the city's development that will bring hope to the public, particularly young people. 

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