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China to step up cultivation of future military engineers

China's education and military authorities have jointly launched a program to step up the cultivation of future military engineers from selected university students, an official statement said Wednesday. The Ministry of Education (MOE) said in a statement that the MOE and the four general departments of the People's Liberation Army recently issued a joint circular signalling that the program would be launched from this year. Program candidates will be picked from top university juniors who are already being trained by civil universities for national defense purposes and

Henan man Zhang Xuyang dubbed as China's 'Dating King', dates 700 women

Zhang Xuyang said that China's materialistic society meant that many of the women he meets are only interested in whether he owns his own car and house   A Communist party official has been named China's "Dating King" after he went on almost 700 blind dates in just three years but failed to find love because women only want to know how much he earns. Zhang Xuyang, a 32-year-old from the eastern province of Henan, has discussed his plight on several television shows and received hundreds of thousands of visits to his website.   Since leaving the

People's Liberation Army bans soldiers from online dating

The PLA fears people with ulterior motives may make use of the soldiers' personal information. Photograph: Dan Chung for the Guardian   China's military officers have added matchmaking to their duties, after the government banned troops from online dating over fears that lonely hearts might let sensitive information slip, state media said on Monday. Commanders of the 2.3 million strong People's Liberation Army (PLA) are studying how to help single service members find love, the official China Daily said in a report on new rules governing what troops can and can't