Mock national anthem China punishable

Mock national anthem China punishable

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Mock their national anthem can be Chinese from now on fifteen days in jail. The Chinese National people’s congress (NPC) has a law that the “dignity” of the song “march of the volunteers’ need to protect.

In the law it is also established where and when the song played should be.

So, it is now taboo to the mars to be used as background music and in advertisements. Also on funerals and other “inappropriate occasions” should the national anthem will not be performed.

Those who are guilty of deviant or “mocking” performances can also count on a days stay in a police cell. The national anthem gives it the same status as the Chinese flag. Abuse of that symbol has been around since the nineties punishable, even in ‘autonomere’ areas like hong Kong and Macau.

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