Legal publicity campaign to be launched to enhance national security education

(en.moj.gov.cn)| Updated: 2021-04-02

A nationwide legal publicity campaign is to be launched ahead of China's sixth National Security Education Day on April 15, according to a recent notice jointly issued by the Ministry of Justice and the National Law Popularization Office

The campaign will be focused on implementing the overall national security outlook, coordinating development and security, coordinating traditional and non-traditional security, and creating a good atmosphere for the celebration of the centenary of the founding of the Communist Party of China, says the notice.

The notice demands in-depth promotion of the Constitution and the laws on national security, anti-espionage, anti-terrorism, nuclear safety, cyber security and public health security so as to enhance the public awareness of national security and the rule of law. 

It identifies leading cadres and juveniles as the main targets of the publicity of national security-related laws, and lays out various activities such as online classes, examinations and quizzes for them to learn these laws. 

The notice also requires greater effort to publicize laws related to COVID-19 prevention and control, especially laws on non-traditional security such as public health security and bio-safety as well as laws and regulations on prevention of infectious diseases, emergency response, wildlife protection, frontier health quarantine and public health emergency response. 

Relevant provisions of the criminal law and the law on penalties for the administration of public security will also be promoted during the campaign, according to the notice.