China's Constitution Day Highlights Civil Liberty Issues
China celebrated its first annual Constitution Day, making it the target of criticisms of the country's suppression of civil liberties.By Jill Ornitz | December 5, 2014
China celebrated its first-ever Constitution Day this week to coincide with the document's thirty-second anniversary. The goal of the celebration? To reinforce the importance of rule of law in China.
ANCHOR VIA CCTV: "On the day's inauguration, Chinese President Xi Jinping has called for more awareness of the Constitution and better understanding of the importance of law."
The day was celebrated as schools held readings of the document and judges were televised swearing an oath to the text. There were also some more ... unconventional celebrations.