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FILE - In this Dec. 7, 2019, file photo, pro-Beijing supporters wave Chinese national flags during a rally in Hong Kong. The Standing Committee of China's congress has passed amendments to a law that will criminalize the intentional insulting of the national flag and emblem, after anti-government protesters last year desecrated the Chinese flag. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein, File)

China passes amendments outlawing insulting national flag

Oct. 17, 2020 7:18 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — The Standing Committee of China’s congress on Saturday passed amendments to a law that will criminalize the intentional insulting of the national flag and emblem, after anti-government protesters in Hong Kong last year desecrated the Chinese flag. According to the newly amended...