The National defence education legislation is an important component of our national defence strategy in China. National defence education can stimulate the awareness of national defence of all citizens and cultivate a large number of talented individuals for the national defence programme. As well as providing intellectual support for national defence technology and ultimately, provide both human and intellectual protection for national defence construction. The National Defence Education Act is the legal guarantee to provide national education, both now and in the long term. The National Defence Education Act, enacted in 2001, significantly successfully drove national defence activities forward in China. Since the beginning of the new era, the domestic and international environment has changed significantly. As new situations and new problems are coming out, the limitations of the scope the National Defence Education Act can adjust may potentially be exposed. Therefore, this study will target the current application of the National Defence Education Act in China, demonstrating what might need to be improved for national defence legislation in the new era.
This study contains the following parts: Firstly, I will define the basic conceptual categories of national defence education and analyse the goals, including value goals, system goals and practice goals, to legislate the National Defence Education Act, and prove the "ought to be" value and "is" value of the National Defence Education Act. Secondly, I will study the legislative status of the National Defence Education Act in China and objectively evaluate and briefly analyse the cause of the problems that exist in legal documents and legal practice of the National Defence Education Act. Finally, as I focus on the shortcomings, I will propose the contents required to be improved for the National Defence Education Act and thereby will seek to improve relative legal systems for the National Defence Education Act and promote the further development of China's national defence education programme under the new situation.