1st LD-Writethru: Laws amended to further regulate use of national flag, emblem

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BEIJING, Oct. 17 (Xinhua) -- Amendments to the National Flag Law and the National Emblem Law were adopted by China's top legislature Saturday in Beijing.

The amendment to the National Flag Law stipulates that national flags shall be displayed in government organs, organizations, plazas, parks and other public places on important holidays and anniversaries.

People may wear national emblem on solemn occasions to express their patriotic feelings, says the amendment to the National Emblem Law.

According to the amendments, contents about the national flag and emblem shall be included as an important part of patriotism education. Their history and connotations shall be taught in primary and secondary schools.

The newly amended National Flag Law also stipulates that damaged, defiled, faded or substandard national flags should not be displayed or used, and the national flag should not be displayed or used in ways that dishonor it.

Lawmakers approved the amendments at the closing meeting of a regular legislative session of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress, which started Tuesday.

The amended versions of the laws will come into force on Jan. 1, 2021. Enditem

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