ASIAdocument.write(“” + m[today.getMonth()+1]+ ” “+ today.getDate()+”, ” + theYear + ” “);HOMECHINAWORLDBUSINESSLIFESTYLECULTURETRAVELSPORTSOPINIONREGIONALFORUMNEWSPAPERChina Daily PDFChina Daily E-paperChina Daily Global PDFChina Daily Global E-paperOpinion / Opinion LineEditorialsOp-EdColumnistsContributorsCartoonsSpecialsFrom the PressForum TrendsTalk from streetDebateEditors Pick:Syrian refugeescyberspaceV-Day paradeshrimp scandalTPPPenalizing refusal to do the military service(China Daily) Updated:2016-08-10 08:06Comments Print Mail Large Medium SmallA screen shot of the 2016 recruiting video for the Peoples Liberation Army titled Battle Declaration.THE STATE COUNCIL, Chinas Cabinet, recently issued a guideline on armed forces recruitment which states that refusing to serve in the military or not allowing the military to requisition resources should be noted in peoples credit records. Beijing Youth Daily comments:To wear a military uniform used to be the dream of young people in the 1970s and 1980s. However, the reality now is that a military profession is no longer a favored choice among young people and the military finds recruitment increasingly difficult.
There are many reasons for this, such as more choices for young people. But the root problem lies in the lack of punishment for those refusing to serve in the military. The law clearly says that every Chinese citizen has the obligation to serve in the military, but in reality seldom has anybody received any penalty for refusing to do so.
Thats rather detrimental to Chinas military strength. It is necessary to take measures to ensure that more young people are willing to join the armed forces.
Many countries have punishments for those refusing military service. For example, in the neighboring Republic of Korea, male citizens between 20 and 30 years old must serve in the military, those refusing face a prison sentence of one to three years. Only with such punishments can the country effectively ensure it has the necessary military strength.
In China too, the law says that those refusing to render military service cannot be employed as civil servants or other State employees. However, the law is not well regulated and some lawbreakers have escaped their deserved penalty.
The new guideline comes in time, because it is more executable－credit records are directly linked with residents daily lives. So we expect the new guideline to help strengthen Chinas national defense.0Related StoriesUnnecessary fuss over PLAs recruitment videoChina University of Petroleum to begin recruitmentPLA enlists heavy transport jetChinas homegrown aircraft Y-20 handed over to the PLAMost Viewed Todays Top NewsAbes statute revision plan may yet failProtectionism will only hurt Sino-US tiesSocial duties key to Chinese enterprises overseas successGood planning can make eldercare profitableManila and Beijing can make breakthroughForum TrendsIs free healthcare a luxury in China?Is it easy to find an English-teaching job in China?Should the elderly get free bus rides?Is urinating in the pool really all that bad?Is facekini a weird fashion?Top five must-visit destinations for foreignersCan Shanghai method help British kids learn math?ColumnistsNew defense minister will not bring Japan closer to neighborsScrutinize US air strikes more closelyFeatured ContributorsHistory of Chinese Valentines Day comes alive in LongnanStaying close to growth target, despite bleak global prospectsStar BloggersWomen are more happier in family life than men: Survey By Women_of_ChinaAmong all the groups, women are most likely to find pleasure in family situations at home, especially those who have higher education and are in good health, according to a national household survey.The unique loanwords in our daily life By zoe_tingIn our daily life, more and more loanwords appear and change our habits in Chinese expression. Loanwords sound very similar with their original English words, and the process of learning them is full of fun to foreign students.Going “home” for the first time in four years By SharkMinnowIt has been a while since Ive contributed to this Forum and I figured that since now I am officially on summer holiday and another school year is behind me I would share a post with you.Special2016 retrace the Long March route in GuizhouFive guidelines for foreigners seeking jobTips for traveling in China…| About China Daily | Advertise on Site | Contact Us | Job Offer | Expat Employment |Copyright 1995 -var oTime = new Date();
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