Lunch date, military-style

Soldiers from the Chinese People's Liberation Army air force chat with young women over lunch at a military base in Wuhan, Hubei province. More than 200 women participated in the matchmaking event last Saturday, local media reported. The government b
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Soldiers from the Chinese People's Liberation Army air force chat with young women over lunch at a military base in Wuhan, Hubei province. More than 200 women participated in the matchmaking event last Saturday, local media reported. The government banned soldiers from online dating years ago, over fears that sensitive information might be leaked online, according to state media.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 20, 2015, with the headline 'Lunch date, military-style'. Print Edition | Subscribe