The legislation means that criticism that affects soldiers’ performance could be a criminal offence. Photo: Simon Song
The legislation means that criticism that affects soldiers’ performance could be a criminal offence. Photo: Simon Song

China introduces new law to ban ‘slander’ of members of armed forces

  • The legislation designed to protect soldiers’ performance comes on top of laws banning the defamation of ‘heroes and martyrs’
  • The existing laws have previously been used to target people who questioned the official account of a deadly clash with Indian soldiers last year

Topic |   China military reform
The legislation means that criticism that affects soldiers’ performance could be a criminal offence. Photo: Simon Song
The legislation means that criticism that affects soldiers’ performance could be a criminal offence. Photo: Simon Song
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