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China Promulgates Patriotic Education Law

Thu, 14 Dec 2023
Categories: China Legal Trends

On 24 Oct. 2023, the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress, China’s top legislature, promulgated the “Patriotic Education Law” (hereinafter the “Law”, 爱国主义教育法).

The highlights of the Law are as follows:

  • The government shall carry out education to forge a strong sense of community among the Chinese nation, promote exchanges and integration among all ethnic groups, and enhance their identification with the great motherland, the Chinese nation, Chinese culture, the Communist Party of China, and socialism with Chinese characteristics;
  • Patriotic education should adhere to the inheritance and development of excellent traditional Chinese culture;
  • Patriotic education should respect the historical characteristics and cultural traditions of all nations, and draw on and absorb the outstanding achievements of human civilization; and
  • The government encourages and supports the creation of literature, film and television, music, dance, drama, fine arts, calligraphy, and other literary and artistic works with patriotic themes.


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Contributors: CJO Staff Contributors Team

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