BEIJING, Oct. 24 (Xinhua) -- Chinese lawmakers on Tuesday voted to adopt the Patriotic Education Law, which is aimed at promoting the spirit of patriotism in the country.
The law, passed at a session of the National People's Congress Standing Committee, will take effect on Jan. 1, 2024.
According to the law, patriotic education covers areas such as ideology and politics, history and culture, national symbols, the beauty of the motherland, national unity and ethnic solidarity, national security and defense, and the deeds of heroes and role models.
The law highlights patriotic education for youngsters and children, and makes stipulations regarding patriotic education for various groups of people, such as employees of government departments, enterprises and public institutions, residents of urban and rural areas, as well as compatriots from Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan, and overseas Chinese.
The law's enactment provides a legal guarantee for patriotic education in the new era. It is of profound significance for the Chinese people to shore up the national spirit and forge a collective force to advance the building of a stronger China and realizing national rejuvenation. ■