Chinese soldiers happen to be banned from online to create buddies, as military government bodies aim to prevent sensitive information being revealed, the Individuals Liberation Military (PLA) Daily reported Monday.
Some pot notice released through the General Staff Headquarters and also the General Political Department from the PLA stated the entire military and also the Individuals Armed Police should tighten administration over the concept of soldiers making buddies online, the PLA Daily reported.
The measures are targeted at stopping accidents and violations of law and also to safeguard military information from being leaked, the report stated.
Four kinds of websites have grown to be well-liked by soldiers recently: social media, matchmaking, blogs and WAP websites for cell phones, based on another PLA Daily report.
Since social media and matchmaking websites usually require customers to submit private information for example occupation, address and information, soldiers risk revealing the locations of military camps as well as their contacts when signing in and interacting with individuals online, the report stated.
There are also cases of soldiers who've revealed military secrets by uploading personal photos online of themselves in uniform or throughout military training, that could be utilised by "enemy agents" to achieve military intelligence, stated the newspaper.
For soldiers who're going to retire in the military, posting resumes online for job-hunting reasons can also be harmful because they could have military intelligence, stated the report.
Based on the Rules on Routine Service from the PLA, soldiers aren't permitted to make use of media for matchmaking or making buddies, and are generally forbidden from online outdoors the military without permission.
The regulation also banned soldiers from watching or hearing political programs from overseas media, and soldiers cannot open their very own websites or blogs, or publish political information online.
"It is a prevalently recognized regulation all over the world to limit using the web by soldiers as the web security situation gets worse," He Tongqing, an attorney in Beijing, told the paper.
"When you expose your military identity, online spies could make you a target for acquiring military information through various and advanced technology," He was cited as saying.
The joint instruction known as for soldiers to enhance their awareness of defense and self-discipline, and stated stern action would automatically get to punish individuals who've revealed military secrets with the Internet, stated the report.