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On May 17, 2010 CCTV news reported that Chinese government shuts down a famous Internet forum – “Moonlight Forum”, because this website carried sensitive military information in China such as locations of airfield, navy bases and barracks of Hong Kong PLA battalion that posed as a threat to China’s state national security.
The Moonlight Forum is a community website frequented by military aficionados. They have sections such as "China’s nuclear test sites," "Chinese military airfields," "military camps around Beijing," "the catalog of Chinese military equipment" and so on. Compared to other military websites, the Moonlight Forum links directly to a certain overseas geographical mapping search engine. Thus, users can go through the client software and freely browse the high-resolution satellite photo maps all over the world. Users can also annotate the geographical locations of various military locations on maps.