The Chinese Communist Party proposes an amendment to penalize those who “hurt the feelings of the Chinese nation” with a two-week jail term.
This includes offenses through symbols, speech, and other means. The National People’s Congress will review the detailed report on the modifications. Despite public opposition, the Congress assures that public feedback is being considered.
Critics argue the amendment is vague, giving officials more power without clear guidelines. The draft identifies six types of violations, which will be treated as violations, not crimes.