The Status Committee of China’s congress on Saturday passed amendments to a law that will criminalize the intentional insulting of the national flag and emblem, after anti-government protesters in Hong Kong last year desecrated the Chinese flag.
According to the newly amended National Flag and National Emblem Law, which will take effect on Jan. 1, those who intentionally burn, mutilate, paint, deface or trample the flag and emblem in public will be investigated for criminal responsibility.
The legislation additionally states that that nationwide flag will have to now not be discarded, displayed the wrong way up or utilized in any means that impairs the honor of the flag.
The revised legislation may even observe to workplaces in Hong Kong and Macao which can be arrange through the central authorities.
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The amendments to the legislation have been proposed after anti-government protesters in Hong Kong remaining 12 months trampled at the Chinese language flag, prompting an outcry in China. No less than 3 protesters in Hong Kong have been sentenced for desecrating the Chinese language flag remaining 12 months.
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