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Hong Kong must choose between its economic and security goals

Judge's decision on protest anthem puts ball back in government's court

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Protesters sing "Glory to Hong Kong" outside of Hong Kong Polytechnic University in 2019 while police lay siege.   © Reuters

Charles Mok is a visiting scholar at Stanford University's Cyber Policy Center and former legislator in Hong Kong.

Amid a comprehensive overhaul of Hong Kong's political, educational and social institutions to emphasize patriotism toward China, the city government has been embarrassed by a series of incidents over the past year involving overseas sporting competitions.

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