Practice Relating to Rule 30. Persons and Objects Displaying the Distinctive Emblem
China’s Law on the Red Cross Society (1993) states:
Article 16 The sign of the Red Cross plays both a protective role and an indicative role.
The protective role of the sign of the Red Cross is to show the personnel and equipment that must be respected and protected in armed conflicts. The sign shall be used in conformity with the relevant provisions of the Geneva Conventions and their Additional Protocols.
The indicative role of the sign of the Red Cross is to show the personnel or goods that are involved in activities of the Red Cross. The way the sign is to be used shall be defined by the State Council.
Article 18 In case the armed forces use the sign of the Red Cross, the relevant provisions of the Geneva Conventions and their Additional Protocols shall apply.
Article 19 Abuse of the sign of the Red Cross is prohibited.
In case the sign of the Red Cross is abused, the Red Cross Society shall have the right to demand such acts cease; in case of refusal to cease such acts, the Red Cross Society may appeal to the people’s government to deal with the matter according to the provisions of relevant laws and regulations.