China Looks for Love for Their Soldiers After Social Networking Ban
June 30, 2010
China (ChattahBox) – China implemented a ban on all soldiers on June 15, which prohibits them from posting on job sites, dating sites, social networking sites, and anything else that might be ‘taken advantage of’ by people looking for information on the army.
The worry is that people “with ulterior motives may make use of the soldiers’ personal information and pose a threat to the safety of the army,” Yang Jigui, of the Xigaze military in Tibet, was quoted by CNN.
As a consequence, officials in the People’s Liberation Army are concerned about finding potential mates for their soldiers, and so have taken it on themselves to do it for them.
They are seeking assistance from the women’s federation, and various community groups.,
A soldier in China’s military will spend most of the year isolated from the rest of the world, having few opportunities to get out and meet people, especially women.