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

China’s top lawmaking body has passed new legislation banning the defamation of military personnel as the country seeks to bolster the standing of its armed forces.”No organisation or individual may in any way slander or derogate the honour of servicemen, nor may they insult or slander the reputation of members of military forces,” the draft legislation read, according to a report by the state news agency Xinhua.The report said that the legislation, approved by the National People’s Congress…

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