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  1. News - China - TAIWAN

    Taiwan jails 13 military officials over conscript death

    Posted Mar 07th 2014, 07:59pm by Lawrence Chung

    ... said. Hung died of multiple organ failure on July 4 after being forced by his superiors to undergo solitary confinement and consecutive days of drill exercises at a military detention centre. They claimed he had violated military rules by bringing in a camera-equipped mobile phone. He was three days away from completing his year-long compulsory military service. The death sparked a protest ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1442982/taiwan-jails-13-military-officials-over-conscript-death
  2. News - China - TAIWAN

    Former military officers jailed for recruiting spies for Beijing

    Posted Feb 22nd 2014, 04:48am by AFP

    ... to collaborate. Chien was discharged from the navy in 2009, while Lu retired from the military's missile command centre in 2005. Lu's sentence was suspended for three years because he had no criminal record, the court said. In a separate trial, Chien was sentenced to three years in prison last year for leaking confidential military information to the mainland, including Taiwan warship ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1432896/former-military-officers-jailed-recruiting-spies-beijing
  3. News - China - TAIWAN

    Taiwan defence minister visiting Singapore, says military source

    Posted Feb 11th 2014, 05:45pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... Agence France-Presse in Taipei Taiwan’s defence minister is visiting Singapore to shore up military relations which were reportedly damaged after his predecessor’s visit in 2012 was publicly disclosed, a military source and local media said on Tuesday. Yen Ming arrived in the city-state on Monday at the invitation of Singapore’s authorities, a military source said. Aside from ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1426010/taiwan-defence-minister-visiting-singapore-says-military-source
  4. News - China - TAIWAN

    Lack of interest holds back Taiwan's military recruitments

    Posted Dec 29th 2013, 05:04am by Lawrence Chung

    ... Lawrence Chung in Taipei Lawrence.chung@scmp.com All-volunteer scheme for island's military vowed by president fails to win over many young people, put off by low pay and other disincentives Lack of interest hits recruitment plan In a quiet military recruitment centre in Taipei an officer tried his best to persuade a young man to enlist, saying how brave it would be to join up ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1392135/lack-interest-holds-back-taiwans-military-recruitments
  5. News - China - TAIWAN

    Taiwan to build minesweepers to combat blockade threat

    Posted Sep 03rd 2012, 06:01pm by Agence France-Presse in Taipei

    ... Ying-jeou of the Beijing-friendly Kuomintang came to power in 2008 on a platform of beefing up trade and tourism links with the mainland. Beijing has repeatedly threatened to use military force ... military pressure on Taiwan, as a full-scale D-day style invasion might be far too costly for their military. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1028783/taiwan-build-minesweepers-combat-blockade-threat
  6. News - China - TAIWAN

    Taiwan's military drills in disputed waters to step up pressure on Manila

    Posted May 14th 2013, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... Philippines' killing of fisherman Sea drills to step up pressure on Manila Taiwan would stage military drills to step up pressure on Manila over the killing of a fisherman last week, it said yesterday ... to know whether it was possible for the military to stage another exercise in the contested waters before the end of the month. Yang said it "should be no problem" for the military ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1237123/taiwans-military-drills-disputed-waters-step-pressure-manila
  7. News - China - TAIWAN

    Taiwan stages military drill as Philippines row continues

    Posted May 16th 2013, 07:04pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Taipei Taiwan on Thursday staged a military exercise in waters near the northern Philippines in response to the killing of a Taiwanese fisherman, after rejecting repeated apologies for the death. Philippine coastguards shot dead the 65-year-old last week after they said his vessel illegally sailed into Philippine waters. Outrage in Taiwan at the incident ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1239071/taiwan-stages-military-drill-philippines-row-continues
  8. News - Asia - TAIWAN

    Taiwan stages live-fire exercises in hotly contested Spratly Island chain

    Posted Apr 23rd 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Taipei Taiwan stages live-fire exercises in Spratlys Taiwan's coastguard said yesterday that Taipei had staged a live-fire drill within a hotly contested island chain in the South China Sea, in a move that risks stoking region ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1220860/taiwan-stages-live-fire-exercises-hotly-contested-spratly-island-chain
  9. News - China - TAIWAN

    Taiwan's all-volunteer military could leave garrisons short

    Posted Mar 06th 2013, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... Lawrence Chung in Taipei lawrence.chung@scmp.com All-volunteer military could leave garrisons short As tensions mount in the disputed South China Sea, Taiwan might find it has no garrisons ... introduction of an all-volunteer military, which had made it difficult to recruit servicemen for posting on Pratas Island and on Taiping Island, the largest in the Spratly archipelago. "Last year, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1180664/taiwans-all-voluntary-military-could-leave-garrisons-short
  10. News - China - TAIWAN

    Taiwan military veterans angry over bonus cuts plan

    Posted Nov 13th 2012, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... supporters MILITARY VETERANS THREATEN TO OUST MA OVER BONUS CUTS A plan by Taiwan's cabinet to cut year-end bonuses for retired military personnel has backfired, as veterans- long-time staunch ... a year to fund year-end bonuses, which are equal to about six-weeks' pension, for 423,000 retired military personnel, civil servants and public schoolteachers. The argument against ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1081116/taiwan-military-veterans-angry-over-bonus-cuts-plan

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