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China Bans Soldiers From Internet Dating Sites

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China Bans Soldiers From Internet Dating Sites

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China Bans Soldiers From Internet Dating Sites

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Finding romance just got a little harder for lovelorn soldiers in China. A new rule bans troops in the People's Liberation Army from using Internet dating sites. Commanders feared prospective dates might just be trying to extract military information.

MARY LOUISE KELLY, host:

Good morning. I'm Mary Louise Kelly.

Finding romance just got a little harder for lovelorn soldiers in China. That's because of a new rule banning troops in the People's Liberation Army from using Internet dating sites. Commanders feared the dates might just be trying to extract military information. To fill the void, the army is throwing matchmaker parties for single soldiers in far-flung posts in the hopes that Cupid's arrow will strike just as well in, say, Tibet, as Beijing.

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