China’s new film law stresses celebrity ethics
China’s top legislature reviewed a draft film law with a key focus on making sure that people working in the film industry maintain professional ethics.
The bill was submitted for a second reading to the bimonthly session of the National People’s Congress (NPC) Standing Committee.
According to the draft, people working in the film industry should strive for “excellence in both professional skills and moral integrity,” and build a positive public image.
The past few years have seen a string of high-profile arrests of film celebrities involved in drug abuse and prostitution.
The revised version states that films shall not contain content inciting terrorism and extremism and that all films shall be reviewed by at least three experts designated by the government.