In a decisive move that underscores its commitment to consolidating ideological control, China’s National People’s Congress Standing Committee ratified the "Patriotism Education Law" on October 24. Slated to take effect from 2024, the law mandates the inculcation of patriotic and party loyalty across a spectrum of societal segments, notably targeting Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan, and the overseas Chinese community. This sweeping legislation encompasses a wide array of elements ranging from political ideologies and national symbols to stories of national heroes, manifesting China's drive to forge a unifying national identity.
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