Chinese army-men banned from blogging

Last Updated: Saturday, June 26, 2010 - 14:30

Beijing: The People`s Liberation Army (PLA)
has banned Chinese armymen from using blogs on the Internet to
protect the servicemen from "online traps" and ensure data
confidentiality.

PLA Internal Administration Regulations which came into
force on June 15, prohibited soldiers from creating website,
homepage, or blog on the Internet.

The revised regulations also banned soldiers from issuing
"longly hearts" and job hunting advertisements on mass media.

"It means soldiers cannot open blogs on the Internet no
matter he or she does it in the capacity of a soldier or not,"
Wan Long, the political commissar of a regiment in the
Guangzhou Military Area Command, Beijing News quoted the PLA
Daily as saying.

"The Internet is complicated and we should guard against
online traps," he said.

"If information of military officers and their unit
aroused attention of people with ulterior motives, it will
pose threat to confidentiality of the armed forces," commander
of the Xigaze military sub-command in Tibet Autonomous Region,
Yang Jigui, told Xinhua today.

PTI



First Published: Saturday, June 26, 2010 - 14:30

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