China issues work plan on national defense education

Li Jiayao

BEIJING, Feb. 24 (Xinhua) -- China will push forward reform in national defense education in 2019, according to a circular released by the national defense education office Thursday.

The circular said a document on deepening reform in national defense education is planned to be released this year.

The country also plans to revise its national defense education law and work out draft regulations on promoting national defense education at educational institutions and social organizations participating in national defense education.

According to the official in charge of the office, the country will hold a series of educational campaigns including lectures, contests and learning activities to attract young people to learn more about national defense.

The country is also planning to open the barracks of the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) in 10 cities to the public around Aug. 1, China's Army Day. Barracks of the PLA navy and air forces will also be available for public visits to celebrate the 70th anniversary of their founding.

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