Mon­day China’s new film law stresses celebrity ethics

China Daily (USA) - - NEWS CAPSULE -

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. (Photo 1)

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