Chinese kids are ‘too fat and masturbate too much to join the army’, the government claims, adding they’re going BLIND from fiddling with their phones.
In one city 56 per cent of people who applied were rejected because of their poor diet and lifestyle, which has damaged their liver, kidneys and eyesight.
YOUNG Chinese people are too fat and masturbate too much to be accepted into the army, according to state media.
In one city, 56 per cent of people who apply for the armed forces in China were rejected because of their poor diet and lifestyle, according to the People’s Liberation Army Daily.
In some areas, one in five applicants were deemed to fat for a life in the military as army chiefs blame technology for the poor health of youngsters.
According to a report, the standard of health “is related to sitting too long on computer games, excessive masturbation and too little physical activity”.
Chinese authorities believe that poor diet is a big part of the problem but also that frequent masturbation by young men leads to larger-than-normal testicular veins, and a resultant fall in fitness.
It also claimed 46 per cent of young people were failing the eyesight test during the application process.
This was blamed on the use of electronic gadgets as they said youngsters were wearing out their eyes on phones and other devices.
The report, spread via WeChat, also said young people were drinking too much fizzy drinks and unhealthy food, damaging their liver and kidneys.
The state-sponsored press claimed the US had a rejection rate of 80 per cent in a bid to reassure their readership.
The Defence Ministry told the paper: “China’s recruitment process has strict rules and procedures. The quality of our recruits is guaranteed, and the headwaters of our military will flow long and strong.”
The Chinese People’s Liberation Army is the armed forces of the People’s Republic of China and Communist Party of China.