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2017-09-12 11:24  来源:五毛网 人参与 条评论  字号:T | T


  China makesdisrespect of national anthem a crime


  -------ByChristian Shepherd and Venus Wu

  BEIJING/HONG KONG(Reuters) - Anyone who mocks China's national anthemfaces up to 15 days in police detention after parliament criminalized such actsin a new law on Friday that covers Hong Kong and Macau.


  Since taking overas president, Chinese leader Xi Jinping has ushered in new legislation aimed atsecuring the country from threats both within and outside its borders, besidespresiding over a sweeping crackdown on dissent and free speech.


  Protecting"the dignity of the national anthem" will help "promotepatriotism and nurture socialist core values", says the new law passed bythe National People's Congress (NPC).


  It governs when,where and how the anthem, the "March of the Volunteers", can beplayed.

  The law bans itsuse as background music and in advertisements, rules out playing it at funeralsand on other "inappropriate occasions" and prescribes administrativedetention for any "distorted" or "mocking" renditions.

  Those attendingpublic events must stand to attention and sing in a solemn manner when theanthem is played.


  The new lawbrings treatment of the anthem into line with desecration of China's nationalflag, or its emblem, which has been a criminal offense punishable by up to 15days' detention since the 1990s. Those laws also apply in Hong Kong and Macau.


  Wu Zeng, theoffice head of the NPC's national laws panel, confirmed thatlawmakers had agreed the law should also apply to Hong Kong and Macau by beingwritten into their constitutional provisions, the Basic Laws.


  The law hasfueled concern in Hong Kong, whose residents have grown nervous over China'sperceived encroachment of the city's autonomy following such events as thedisappearance of booksellers who later emerged in mainland Chinese custody.


  Hong Kong lawyerand pro-democracy lawmaker Tanya Chan said she expected"a series of obstacles" when the former British colony, whichreturned to Chinese rule in 1997, adopts the law.


  "The rightsand freedoms protected under Hong Kong laws have come under challenge in recentyears," she said. "So it is right for people to be concerned."


  The city's JusticeSecretary, Rimsky Yuen, said he hoped "theintention of the national law would be upheld without affecting Hong Kong people’sbasic rights and freedoms".


  In 2015, HongKong football fans booed the Chinese anthem during a World Cup qualifier,prompting a fine for the territory's football association from world body FIFA.


  Last month,Shanghai police detained three men for having "hurt patrioticfeelings" by dressing up as Japanese soldiers and posing for photographsoutside a memorial to China's war with Japan, state media said.

  (Reporting byChristian Shepherd in Beijing and Venus Wu in Hong Kong; Additional reportingby Philip Wen; Editing by Clarence Fernandez)



  Cold8 days ago

  "China makesdisrespect of national anthem a crime"

  Many NFL andother sport players should be thankful that they're Americans, and maybe startto respect the American flag and what it represents.



  SDV8 days ago

  And they shouldbe ashamed of themselves


  GEORGE8 days ago

  Wonder what thepenalty would be for burning or stomping the national flag in China as has beendone so frequently in the States.


  james7 days ago



  Dennis8 days ago

  Ya notice therehas not been any flag burning since Trump was elected... Trump will act whenthere is an incident... we need a law, prison time for flag burning ordisrespect of the flag period


  othman8 days ago

  yes, follow Chinathe new world role model...introduce swiftly dealt punishments for capitalcrimes.


  Phil8 days ago

  You'd have toburn the constitution too. Since the 1st amendment protects free speech, eventhe offensive kind. Totalitarians love to put their boot on the throats ofpolitical dissidents.


  DB Buchanan8 daysago

  Dennis. Flagswere burnt in the protests in Portland Oregon. Trump didn't no a damn thing,don't credit the Orange crush with will act he gives himself credit for BS allthe time. Buy a hat. Good day


  Rickycardo8 daysago

  Asa veteran asmuch as I despise the burning of our flag I support the freedom of speechprotected by the constitution that allows that actions without fear ofprosecution. No one has the right to not be offended.


  Claude8 days ago

  Way to Go China! I wish we had people in charge thathad enough backbone to do the same thing! Do you mind if we send a few peopleover for a "visit"? We have a few half witpeople that are getting paid stupid amounts of money to disrespect our NationalAnthem. If our double-jointed, backbone politiciansare too afraid to stand up and put these never-disciplined#$%$ in their place, would you please do it for us?


  Adam8 days ago

  Many snowflakeswant the same nanny-state laws here in the US. RIP America, Land of the Free.


  Bernie's World/Nowlive8 days ago

  Adam if you liketheir laws, please pack and go there


  JerkFace8 daysago

  @bernie - Youshould learn to read. His statement is very clearly against such laws.


  QuestionMark7days ago

  So stopping theburning of the flag is a nanny-state, but forcing one to join a health care youdo not want or forcing you to pay penalties for not having it is not ananny-state?

  Tell me, whatcolor is the sky in your world?



  SanJuanKid8 daysago

  China makesdisrespect of national anthem a crime. The U.S. makes disrespect of nationalanthem a daily event.


  Ryan8 days ago

  That's somethingwe need here in the U.S. these libtards have zero respect.


  the rat8 days ago

  We need the samething. The spoiled over paid rats in the National Felon Leagueshould all be fired when they disrespect the flag and we should all stopwatching them when they refuse to show the National Anthem at the beginning ofthe games. They lost 29% of their viewers last year maybe we can make it 50%.Time is the biggest thing people throw away and watching a 3 hour game is doingjust that. For those snowflakes who say it's their right, maybe it's about timethat patriots get their way for a change and start showing respect for ourcountry or just leave it.


  Garry8 days ago

  So what, Indiaadopted the "Prevention of Insults to National Honour Act, 1971" thatcarries penalties of 1 year or more in prison for disrespect of their anthem orflag. Austria, Denmark Germany, Japan and others have legislation protectingtheir flag, How is this even news????


  michael k6 daysago

  They have a lawlike this in Thailand. Say one bad word about the government or the king, go tojail for fifteen years. If we had that law in the U.S., there wouldn't beanyone left outside of jail but Trumpanzees.


  John7 days ago

  It's news becauseit's anti-China, Garry. Don't ya get it? Anti-China.

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