Official website of Chinese defense ministry debuts on Internet

( Source: China Military Online  )         2009-August-20 06:41

  Approved by the Central Military Commission (CMC), the official website of the Ministry of National Defense of the People’s Republic of China starts online trial operation today. The domain name of the website is www.mod.gov.cn and it offers both Chinese and English versions.

  The website of the Chinese Ministry of National Defense mainly releases authoritative information of China’s national defense and army building. The founding of the website is designed to let the outside world have a better perception of China’s national defense policy, help enhance foreign exchanges and cooperation, display before the world the fine image of the PLA as a mighty, civilized and peaceful force and better promote the national defense and army modernization drive.

  Netizens to visit the website will be impressed by its succinct and graceful webpage featuring novel and attractive design with distinctive military characteristics.

  The Chinese version of the website is composed of three parts, i.e. news channels, data and documentary materials, columns and special reports.

  The news channels are today’s headlines, high-level development, national defense building, national defense education, national defense technology, military operations, military diplomacy, arms control & disarmament.

  The data and documentary materials provided by the website include brief introductions to the leaders of the CMC and the four general headquarters/departments of the PLA, military laws and regulations, weaponry and equipment and military history.

  The website also offers columns and special reports such as the collection of national defense videos, military photo gallery and special reports on domestic and international hot spots inside and outside the military circle.

  The English version of the website will give more consideration to the concerns of overseas netizens on Chinese national defense information and their reading habits and better accord with the characteristics and rules of foreign publicity.

  It’s learnt that opinions and proposals from all sides will be extensively solicited during the trial operation period of the website in a bid to constantly improve the website design and contents, enlarge the quantity of information and prepare for the formal online operation at an appropriate time.

Editor :  Ouyang Dongmei