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200 PDFTitle:CRIMES ORDINANCEGazette Number:
Section:9Heading:Seditious intentionVersion Date:30/06/1997

(1) A seditious intention is an intention-

        (a) to bring into hatred or contempt or to excite disaffection against the person of Her Majesty, or Her Heirs or Successors, or against the Government of Hong Kong, or the government of any other part of Her Majesty's dominions or of any territory under Her Majesty's protection as by law established; (Replaced 28 of 1938 s. 2)
        (b) to excite Her Majesty's subjects or inhabitants of Hong Kong to attempt to procure the alteration, otherwise than by lawful means, of any other matter in Hong Kong as by law established; or
        (c) to bring into hatred or contempt or to excite disaffection against the administration of justice in Hong Kong; or
        (d) to raise discontent or disaffection amongst Her Majesty's subjects or inhabitants of Hong Kong; or
        (e) to promote feelings of ill-will and enmity between different classes of the population of Hong Kong; or
        (f) to incite persons to violence; or (Added 30 of 1970 s. 2)
        (g) to counsel disobedience to law or to any lawful order. (Added 30 of 1970 s. 2)
(2) An act, speech or publication is not seditious by reason only that it intends- (Amended 28 of 1938 s. 2)
        (a) to show that Her Majesty has been misled or mistaken in any of Her measures; or
        (b) to point out errors or defects in the government or constitution of Hong Kong as by law established or in legislation or in the administration of justice with a view to the remedying of such errors or defects; or
        (c) to persuade Her Majesty's subjects or inhabitants of Hong Kong to attempt to procure by lawful means the alteration of any matter in Hong Kong as by law established; or
        (d) to point out, with a view to their removal, any matters which are producing or have a tendency to produce feelings of ill-will and enmity between different classes of the population of Hong Kong. (Amended 28 of 1938 s. 2)
(3) (Repealed 74 of 1992 s. 2)
(13 of 1938 s. 3 incorporated)