China forbidden to sing the national anthem at the funeral. And sit when it sounds
The Chinese authorities have adopted a law restricting the right to sing the national anthem. Now he can perform only on political events, flag-raising ceremonies and awards ceremonies, sports competitions and others. The Chinese must stand up when the national anthem sounds.
The ban came the singing of the national anthem at the funeral “inappropriate private collections”, and its use in advertising or as background music in public places.
For “malicious” replacement of lines or singing in a “disrespectful” manner provided 15 days of arrest or criminal penalties.
The law will apply including Hong Kong and Macau.
The national anthem of China is called “March of the volunteers”, in 1935 it was written by poet and playwright Tian Han. In 2015, football fans from Hong Kong booed the national anthem during the match of qualification to the world Cup. Then FIFA has fined the football Association of Hong Kong, but the fans continued to ridicule the Chinese anthem.
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