(Adopted at the 29th Meeting of the Standing Committee of the Seventh National People's Congress on December 28, 1992, promulgated by Order No. 67 of the President of the People's Republic of China on December 28, 1992, and effective as of December 28, 1992)
With a view to punishing aircraft hijacking criminals and safeguarding the safety of passengers and aircraft, it is hereby decided as follows:
- Whoever hijacks any aircraft by means of violence, intimidation or in any other manner shall be sentenced to fixed term imprisonment of no less than ten years or life imprisonment;
- Any hijacker who causes serious bodily injury to or death of any other person, or serious damage to the aircraft, or if the circumstances are especially serious, shall be sentenced to death; and
- If the circumstances are relatively minor, the hijacker shall be sentenced to fixed term imprisonment of not less than five years but not more than ten years.