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Hong Kong condemns Google's handling of protest anthem

City officials pressure search giant to scrub search results

Hong Kong authorities have urged Google to remove a protest song from search results for Hong Kong's anthem.   © Reuters

HONG KONG -- Hong Kong expressed disappointment on Monday over Google's decision to not remove a banned protest song from its top search results and replace it with China's national anthem after weeks of lobbying from officials and legislators.

The city's security minister, Chris Tang, said Google rejected the local government's request to "pin" China's national anthem, "March of the Volunteers," to the top of the search results when looking for "Hong Kong's anthem."

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