revisions to the law should highlight the protection of juveniles and regulate online informatio
n collection or use to prevent harm and problems brought by the internet, such as school bullying and sexual abuse.
In response, Liu Xinhua, a senior official from the National People’s Congr
ess, the top legislative body, said amendments to the law this year are being considered.
“Articles will be doubled, and the hot issues, including school bullying, will be added,” Liu said.
Tong Lihua, director of a juvenile law research center in Beijing, welcomed the rev
ision, suggesting that the law be amended to be more specific and practical.
Yuan Ningning, an associate law professor at China University of Political Science and
Law, is keeping his eye on school bullying, saying the revision would deter would-be offenders.