China has restricted the questioning of the military, further curtailing the freedom of expression. Now chinese army Asking questions or pointing fingers at them can lead to a prison sentence. Xi Jinping The Communist government of India has placed such questions under defamation. One such law was first enacted in 2018. The Chinese people had asked the government and the army many sharp questions on hiding the death of their soldiers in the violent clashes in Galwan last year.
It is being told that the new law is also a link to the law made in 2018. Under the same law of China, a popular blogger of the country was recently punished for defaming the soldiers of the People’s Liberation Army (PLA). In his article, this blogger had asked about the death of Chinese soldiers in Galvan Valley.
China’s National People’s Congress passed
China’s state-run news agency Xinhua reported that the National People’s Congress (NPC) Standing Committee approved the bill on Thursday that no person or organization shall in any way condemn or insult the honor of soldiers, nor will they be used by the armed forces. will condemn or insult the reputation of the members of The new bill also prohibits desecration of plaques made in honor of military personnel.
According to the bill, prosecutors can file public interest litigation for defamation of military personnel and violation of their legitimate rights and interests which have seriously affected the performance of their duties and missions and harmed the public interest of the society.
The Hong Kong-based South China Morning Post reported that the new law is a new addition to a series of legal measures already prohibiting defamation of revolutionary “martyrs”. These measures also include the reform of the country’s criminal code and the 2018 law for the protection of heroes and martyrs.
Commenting on the new bill, Song Zhongping, a former PLA instructor and Hong Kong-based military affairs commentator, said the legislation, which also covers the families of service personnel, is intended to strengthen the People’s Liberation Army’s mission spirit. is. Sog also pointed out that in the past, our legal means were not complete and that this new law would provide more comprehensive protection for the rights and honors of our soldiers.”
An internet personality in China was sentenced on May 31 for “slandering” Chinese soldiers killed in a clash with Indian soldiers in the Galwan Valley last year. State newspaper Global Times reported on June 1 that Qi Jiming, who has nearly 2.5 million followers, was sentenced to eight months in prison.