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HK votes to ban China national anthem insults

Hong Kong’s legislature voted for a Beijing-backed law banning insults to China’s national anthem on Thursday, a move critics say further stifles dissent in the restless semi-autonomous financial hub. Lawmakers approved the bill with 41 in favor and one against, but the chamber’s pro-democracy faction refused to cast their votes and instead shouted slogans denouncing […]