Article 1.Any citizen of the Republic of China with
special service or an outstanding contribution
to the improvement of the status of the nation,
honor of the people or benefit of mankind may
have a national burial after said person has
died in accordance with this Act.
Article 2.National burial shall be approved by the majority
of all members of a meeting of the Executive Yuan
by an anonymous vote and published by Presidential
Article 3.The budget for a national burial shall be
determined by the Executive Yuan and paid by
the national treasury.
Article 4.A national burial ceremony office shall be
established, for which the articles of association
shall be established by the Ministry of the Interior
and submitted to the Executive Yuan for approval.
Article 5.The national burial ceremony shall be determined
by Presidential Order.
Article 6.On the date of a national burial, the President
shall send staff to extend condolences and flags
should be flown at half-mast throughout the nation.
Article 7.The Ministry of the Interior, together with the
city government of the place where the capital
is located, shall select a location in the
capital to establish a national burial cemetery.
Such selection shall be submitted to the Executive
Yuan for approval.
Article 8.A memorial hall shall be established inside the
national burial cemetery. The President shall
send staff to extend condolences on Tomb Sweeping
Day every year.
Article 9.The design and architecture of the cemetery and
memorial hall and the style of the tomb quarters
and tombstone mentioned in the previous article
shall be established by the Ministry of the Interior,
together with the city government of the place where
the capital is located. The proposal shall be
submitted to the Executive Yuan for approval.
Article 10.The city government of the place where the
capital is located is authorized to handle
matters regarding the management of security
guards in the national burial cemetery.
Article 11.Individuals receiving national burials shall
be buried in the national burial cemetery.
The choice of any alternative location shall
be subject to the approval of the Executive
Yuan in order for the family member of the
person receiving the national burial to
collect the budget for the private burial.
However, a tombstone shall still be established
within the national burial cemetery.
Article 12.This Act shall be implemented from the date of