People throng the Civilian-Military Integration Expo in Xi'an, Shaanxi province on Sept 24, 2016. The Central Commission for Integrated Military and Civilian Development has issued a notice to further regulate activities in the name of integrated military and civilian development. (PHOTO / XINHUA)
BEIJING – China has issued a notice that further regulates activities in the name of integrated military and civilian development.
According to the notice by the Central Commission for Integrated Military and Civilian Development, social organizations who want to establish themselves in the sector cannot include "integrated military and civilian development" in their names.
The organizations cannot use words like "ministry", "bureau", "committee" or "institute" in their names without approval as it may mislead others with the implication that they are entities of the state or military units, and state-owned agencies or businesses, said the notice.
These words cannot be used in the names of websites or social media accounts related to integrated military and civilian development either, it said.
Visitors tour the Civilian-Military Integration Expo in Xi'an, Shaanxi province on Sept 24, 2016. (PHOTO / XINHUA)
Other words like "China", "national", "state", "national defense" and "the People's Liberation Army" cannot be used in these websites or social media accounts without approval.
The notice also stated that no entities or individuals in the area can designate an intermediary agency to carry out work related to supply-demand link, policy and management consultation, or scientific and technological incubation, assessment, investment, and financing.
Rules on opening military camps to public
The general office of the Central Military Commission Thursday publicized rules for opening People's Liberation Army (PLA) military camps.
Division, brigade and regiment-level entities stationed in large and medium cities, and entities that have independent military camps, are allowed to open their military camps to the public after approval, according to the rules.
Military camps open mainly on holidays like National Day, Army's Day, and International Labor Day, as well as days of commemoration including V-J Day (the victory of the Chinese people's war of resistance against Japanese aggression).
Opening military camps to the public is expected to improve education on national defense and increase people's love for the PLA.