HEADLINE National People’s Congress nod for 3-year jail term for national anthem disrespect

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National People’s Congress nod for 3-year jail term for national anthem disrespect

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15:28, November 04, 2017

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On November 4, the 30th session of the Standing Committee of the 12th National People’s Congress amended the Criminal Law. A new addition is made to Article 299, which calls  for a fixed jail term no more than three years, criminal detention or suspension of political rights for disrespect of the national anthem, including intentionally distorting the lyrics or tune.

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