Sunday, 14 December 2014

China bans singing of its National Anthem at weddings & funerals

According to a statement by Chinese Xinhua News Agency, China’s national anthem can no longer be performed at weddings, funerals, balls or other non-political functions. They can now only be performed at certain dignified events.

The Chinese government said the reason is to “standardize proper etiquette for the national anthem, which reflects national independence and liberation, a prosperous, strong country and the affluence of the people”

Xinhua added that people who break the rules will be “criticized and corrected“.