China Considers 3 Year Jail Terms for Disrespecting National Anthem and Flag … NFL Players May Want to Take Notice
WHAT WOULD NFL PLAYERS DO IF THEY LIVED AND PLAYED IN CHINA?
China is considering giving 3 year jail terms for those who disrespect their national anthem or flag in public. China has already passed a new law in September mandating up to 15 days in police detention for those who mock the “March of the Volunteers” national anthem. The law covers China, as well as the Chinese territories of Hong Kong and Macau. The players of the NFL who consistently take a knee and disrespect the flag, national anthem and military may want to thank their lucky stars that they live in such a plantation mentality country that pays them millions for playing a game and doesn’t jail them for their actions. Maybe if these malcontents think the USA is so bad, they can go to China instead and see what real oppression and slavery looks like.
China’s largely rubber-stamp parliament is considering jail terms of up to three years for people who disrespect the national anthem or flag in public, while an existing anthem law will be applied in Hong Kong, state media said on Tuesday.
Xi Jinping has ushered in new legislation aimed at securing China from threats both within and outside its borders since taking over as president in 2013, as well as presiding over a sweeping crackdown on dissent and free speech.
China passed a new law in September mandating up to 15 days in police detention for those who mock the “March of the Volunteers” national anthem, a law that also covers the Chinese territories of Hong Kong and Macau.
Parliament is now looking at whether to amend China’s Criminal Law to include criminal penalties for disrespect of the national anthem, including intentionally distorting the lyrics or tune, Xinhua said.
“Violators in this regard may face punishments of up to three years of imprisonment, according to the draft,” it said.
It was not clear when the amendment might be passed but it could be at the end of the week, when parliament’s standing committee closes its current session.