Law Soon in Communist China to Direct Citizens What to Wear

The Chinese government is planning to introduce a law to ban clothing that it considers to be “hurting the feelings of the Chinese people.”

This proposed law is now in the drafting stage. When enacted this law will put curbs on several dresses or speeches that the Chinese government considers to be offensive or “detrimental to the spirit of the Chinese people.”

The standing committee of China’s legislature has released a draft of the proposed legislation. This law is on the priority list to be passed by the end of 2023, reported Bloomberg.

Punishments for violation of this law could range from a fine, equivalent to approximately USD 950 (Rs 79,002), to being sent to a detention center for 15 days.

The Chinese government has not yet clarified what images, clothing, or speech would be considered “offensive”.

According to reports, a woman was detained last year in Suzhou for wearing a traditional Japanese kimono in public. Actions were also taken against people wearing shirts with rainbows or distributing flags with pro-LGBTQ+ symbols.

In 2019, Beijing banned the export of black clothing to Hong Kong during the pro-democracy protests.

Recently China has banned the use of Apple’s iPhones and other foreign-branded devices by government officials during duty time.

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