The National Flag and National Emblem (Amendment) Ordinance was published in the Gazette and has come into force in Hong Kong.
Having said that the amendment provides for the use, etiquette, education and publicity in respect of the national flag and national emblem. A spokesman for the government in the city said, the basic principle and spirit of this legislative amendment is respect. Respect our country and respect the national flag and national emblem, which are the symbols and symbols of our country.
The amended bill retained the provisions of offenses and punishments as punishment and deterrent, while targeting persons who act in public and intentionally with intent to desecrate the national flag or national emblem, Xinhua news agency quoted the spokesperson as saying. has been clarified.
Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam has revised and published the national flag and emblem as well as the conditions for the display and use of the flag and emblem in the Gazette on Friday.
The amendments include three designated days, including Labor Day (1 May), the first day of the Lunar New Year, and Constitution Day (December 4) for the display of the national flag and the Hong Kong flag.
According to the amended bill, the national flag and emblem should be displayed at the swearing-in ceremony of the Chief Executive, Key Officers, Judiciary, Executive Council, Legislative Council (Legco) and Zilla Parishad.
The design of the national emblem should be used in the websites of the Hong Kong government, Legco and the judiciary.
The Education Bureau will issue a circular to schools providing new guidelines on matters related to the national flag and national emblem in primary and secondary education, as well as matters relating to flag hoisting ceremonies, daily display of the national flag and national weekly conduct in schools.
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