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China mulls criminal action for disrespect to national anthem

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China mulls criminal action for disrespect to national anthem Opening session of the 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. Reuters

Beijing: China's top legislature is considering to amend the country's Criminal Law to include penalties for disrespect to national anthem, a media report said on Tuesday.

A draft amendment to this effect was submitted for the lawmakers' deliberation at the bi-monthly session of the National People's Congress (NPC) standing committee, which started on Monday.

According to the draft, violators may face up to three years of imprisonment, Xinhua news agency reported.

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