Chinese army provides matchmaking services for soldiers

Keeping work their and personal lives separate is not necessarily the best option for single Chinese soldiers, who †rely on their employer to get them a date.

China’s People’s Liberation Army is adapting its benefits package to help soldiers, many of whom are stationed in remote parts of the world, find love after banning online dating for security reasons.

The new regulation banning internet dating was introduced amid fears that soldiers might let sensitive information slip and could be exploited by people with ulterior motives, which would jeopardise the safety of the army.

An army base in Tibet has held a meeting to discuss how to find partners for unmarried men through a branch of the All China Women’s Federation – an national government organisation to support women.

A party has been organised on the island of Hainan to facilitate sweet loving between the soldiers and women working at a local branch of mobile telecommunications firm China Mobile.†