INSIGHT: GREATER CHINA - Taiwan extends mandatory conscription, modernizes defence as threats from Beijing
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INSIGHT: GREATER CHINA - Taiwan extends mandatory conscription, modernizes defence as threats from Beijing

12 January 2023

Summary

Tsai pledged in her speech to will extend the length of conscription for men from modernize training for the one-year conscripts by four months to one year starting in 2024. [...] President Tsai Ing-wen announced at a press IMPLICATIONS conference on December 27, 2022, that Taiwan is Before 1990, Taiwanese men served either two or extending the length of conscription for men from three years of conscription, depending on the branch four months to one year, as part of a policy package of the armed forces to which they were assigned. [...] With to “strengthen all-out defense and realign the nation’s the end of martial law, the dawn of democratization, military force structure.” The policy will affect male and a warming of cross-strait relations, successive citizens born in or after 2005. [...] Under prefer “peaceful unification,” but has steadily built Tsai’s blueprint, volunteers will remain the backbone up military capacities to prepare for a takeover by of the Taiwanese army, but conscripts will fill the force. [...] According administration to further prioritize de-escalation, to media interviews, responses from youths and while Tsai stresses that “[the] better prepared [Taiwan students have been mixed: while many are put off by is], the smaller the chance of adventurism from across the prospect of spending more time in mandatory the strait.” Meanwhile, a spokesperson for China’s service and criticize the mil.

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