China Defence Ministry Launches Website
China’s defence ministry on Thursday launched its first website, which includes an English version, as part of a charm offensive aimed at countering foreign fears about the military’s transparency.
The site, www.mod.gov.cn, includes news reports, official photos and videos, facts and figures about the military, and explanations of the country’s national defence policies. China’s Great Wall features in the logo.
The ministry said in a statement that the website, launched on a “trial” basis, was designed to “let the outside world have a better perception of China?s national defence policy” and promote the army’s modernisation drive.