Department of Defense Web site to respond to sensitive issues will be targeted (Figure)
A Shanghai people are browsing the PRC Ministry of Defence website. The reporter Bo/photo
“International Herald Tribune” correspondent from Beijing a gold micro-large office, dozens of computers arranged in turn, came from time to time desk keyboard percussion. Office into the Department of Defense Web site, these people feel familiar with the office scene and not much mystery here. Slightly different, where most of the staff dressed in military uniform, to remind people that this website has just launched a serious and specific.
8 20, by the Central Military Commission, People’s Republic of Department of Defense Web site on the zero line on the same day test run. 24, “International Herald Tribune” correspondent was allowed to enter the Department of Defense Web site locations for interviews, see is a hectic scene.
daily traffic exceeded 130 million
first reception correspondent, is the Department of Defense Web site editor quarter Guilin. This is a moderate middle-aged conversation, though in the interview, there have been staff Ji Guilin, the document sent to the office, but he quickly processed matter at hand, it will come back to continue to have interrupted the interview, patiently answered reporters’ questions.
“far more than is now busy, on-line before we had been busy for months.” Ji Guilin and his colleagues apparently have adapted to this fast-paced work. Ministry of Defence website has been six months lead time, due to staff shortage, the past six months staff often work overtime. A few days before on-line site, the staff is more busy tension. 20 am, the site formally launched the trial operation, safe operation of all sites until after the leave.
interview, Ji Guilin Department of Defense’s computer has been hanging homepage. Staff every day run of site specific data collection and made presentations. It is understood that Department of Defense Web site run four days, the highest daily traffic has exceeded 130 million. In the Chinese page, users are most concerned about weapons, Military Leaders, part of military operations and military technology; English Internet users focus on the military picture, the leadership of the Central Military Commission headquarters, armed forces and other columns.
‘s first authoritative news through strict examination and approval
“the military system to be demonstrated, credible speculation,” Department of Defense released the third day operation of the Site The first of the exclusive authority of the news, the news is the recent Internet and SMS on the reform of national defense and military response to all kinds of speculation.
official website quoted the words of headquarters departments, implement the Party’s Central Military Commission, 17 spirit, focus on national security and global development strategy, speed up the RMA with Chinese characteristics to adapt to the requirements of the times, efforts to deepen defense and military reform, to follow the trend, imperative. But this work must be carried out in-depth research and feasibility studies, actively and steadily carry. The official said that recently appeared on the Internet and mobile phone text messages talk about speculation, are untrue, untrustworthy.
website for the Department of Defense the authority to respond to this latest, Hong Kong and Taiwan media have reported that to some extent, this time to quell the speculation momentum.
“International Herald Tribune”: Why break the silence?
quarter Guilin: If we allow these false speculation everywhere, may Dongyaojunxin, the impact forces. In accordance with past practice, mostly ignored, just other people how to talk. But now, we want to increase the transparency of military information, so this time we consciously try to do explanatory work.
“International Herald Tribune”: how to determine the content of the message reply?
quarter Guilin: Reporters interviewed the leaders of relevant departments of the headquarters, now the contents are released after a strict examination and approval, not free to answer.
“International Herald Tribune”: Some foreign research institutions, media and military weapons and equipment to China often and military strategy for all kinds of speculation, the Defense Department Web site will undertake such an interpretation work?
quarter Guilin: There are many malicious foreign media speculation, we are responding to is impossible, we can choose a targeted response to a number of sensitive issues. If you are to respond, may be superfluous.
will be released in due course the development of new weapons and equipment
the future, the Department of Defense the authority of the site will be further enhanced. Ji Guilin introduced in the future, the Department of Defense news briefing, Defense Department spokesman authoritative information release, will be the first time released by the Department of Defense website.
“but the authority of the information is not every day, and if it does not call every day, the authority released the information.” Ji Guilin, said in addition to authoritative information, the Defense Department Web site will actively find ways to increase the original Military News , “like China and Russia joint military exercises, exchanges and foreign military, peacekeeping, escort like the message, will give priority in the Department of Defense website, and the number will gradually increase.”
Previously, Ji Guilin told the Central television reporter, said that the future state of the latest weapons and equipment developed by the Department of Defense Web site will be released first. Quarter of Guilin in the “International Herald Tribune” reporter explained that the new weapons and equipment development of the release must be at the right time the right occasion, and through strict approval procedures Caixing. In the past, the Department of Defense news release through the news media, the Department of Defense Web site is completed, the Department of Defense released directly, you can avoid the hype of an event outside.
bilingual to occupy the international discourse
current Department of Defense Web site not only opened a Chinese Web site (domain name http://www.mod.gov. cn/), has launched an English website (domain name eng.mod.gov.cn).
for the Department of Defense Web site in English, pay special attention to the outside world. A few years ago, an article published in Liberation Army Daily “Click States Department of Defense Web site,” the article was widely reprinted, and now the author of this article Yang Liming, Department of Defense Web site is responsible for the English version of deputy editor. It is understood that Department of Defense Web site was designed to examine the United States, Japan, India, Russia and other major countries of the Department of Defense Web site.
Yang Liming told the “International Herald Tribune” correspondent, is the creation of English language for international propaganda needs, but the authority of the message and the Chinese version of the simultaneously released. Taking into account the different reading habits of readers in English, the English pages and Chinese page design is slightly different. Yang Liming told reporters, “hits from the last few days, in addition to military news, foreign readers information on topics such as” Defense White Paper “and regulations particularly concerned about China’s military.”
Department of Defense Web site just on the line, but also specifically on the foreign media were compared in the English style, Reuters reported that “the Chinese version of the pictures are showing a lot of soldiers holding a baby, disaster relief or to participate in the meeting, but the English version of the picture is even more to glare, which is a picture looks a little fierce soldiers in control of the machine gun. “Yang Liming said he was also a bit surprised to see this comment, he told reporters, soldier training, select this just to show my photos the image of military morale, reflecting the spirit of our army training hard, but I did not expect such a wealth caused by the foreign media associations.
“in the international discourse on the issue, has always been a ‘west stronger’ situation, coupled with our military past in the military propaganda transparency in the international voice is very weak and we wanted to Department of Defense Web site was founded to improve the transparency of military information, to seize the international discourse, especially in some major international military issues, we must hear the voice of the Chinese military. “Ji Guilin stressed.
on the line after hacked
Department of Defense Web site to attract the attention of Internet users at home and abroad, some hackers have begun to stir. According to Ji Guilin introduction, the site has been running a number of attacks these days, “a variety of attack types, mainly blocking and intrusion attacks.”
attack these days, but fortunately did not significantly affect the operation of the Site. Ji Guilin, said: “Department of Defense Web site for the safe operation of our key consideration Jianzhan the beginning, we have taken many security measures, as far as possible to ensure the safe operation of the site.”
seems, to safeguard China’s national defense The safe operation of the website of the Ministry is still long way to go. (Source: International Herald Tribune)
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