Beijing releases regulation for civilized behavior promotion

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BEIJING: After minor modifications on the terms, Beijing’s municipal legislature has released the full text of the civilized behavior promotion regulation, which will take effect on June 1.
The new regulation was voted through at a session of the Standing Committee of the 15th Beijing Municipal People’s Congress on April 24.
Public spitting, littering, throwing objects from a high altitude, eating on a subway carriage, walking dogs without a leash are among the violations according to the regulation. Individuals with these “uncivilized behaviors” will be held accountable. Righteous and courageous acts are encouraged by the rules.
“Everybody takes an immediate aversion to these black-listed behaviors,” said Ma Yide, a researcher with the Beijing Academy of Social Sciences. “This legislation says no to such behaviors so that people can be clearly aware of what they should do and what they should not do.”
Many places across China have included such regulations in their legislative plans, with some already promulgated to promote civil behaviors and deter bad habits, turning basic moral rules to legal norms. A civilized behavior promotion regulation has taken effect on May 1 in Shenyang, capital of northeast China’s Liaoning Province.