China mulls law on protecting reputation of heroes, martyrs

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China's top legislature Friday heard a report on the draft law protecting the reputation and honor of heroes and martyrs.
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China's top legislature Friday heard a report on the draft law protecting the reputation and honor of heroes and martyrs.

Departments including public security, culture, press and cyberspace have a responsibility to protect the reputation and honor of heroes and martyrs in their supervision, according to the draft law.

It is a duty of Internet operators to handle in a timely manner online information that infringes on heroes and martyrs, the draft law reads.

The draft also features a public litigation system against cases of infringement.

The report was submitted for first review to the bi-monthly legislative session of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress, which opened Friday.

China's top legislature opened its bi-monthly session Friday to review bills including draft laws on supervision, the prevention and control of soil pollution, and a draft revision to the law on farmers' specialized cooperatives.

During the six-day session, legislators will also deliberate draft laws on basic medical care and health promotion, and international judicial assistance in criminal matters.

Several reports, including one on the implementation of the cybersecurity law and the protection of online information, will be put under discussion, according to the agenda.


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