Cadets celebrate during a joint graduation ceremony of five military academies in Taipei. Photo: AFP Cadets celebrate during a joint graduation ceremony of five military academies in Taipei. Photo: AFP
Cadets celebrate during a joint graduation ceremony of five military academies in Taipei. Photo: AFP

Lack of interest holds back Taiwan's military recruitments

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

Cadets celebrate during a joint graduation ceremony of five military academies in Taipei. Photo: AFP Cadets celebrate during a joint graduation ceremony of five military academies in Taipei. Photo: AFP
Cadets celebrate during a joint graduation ceremony of five military academies in Taipei. Photo: AFP
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