If Taiwan is to fend off an invasion by troops from the Chinese mainland it will need reluctant recruits to summon the patriotism that inspired older generations. Photo: TNS
If Taiwan is to fend off an invasion by troops from the Chinese mainland it will need reluctant recruits to summon the patriotism that inspired older generations. Photo: TNS
Taiwan

Taiwan must fight stigma of military service if it’s to fend off invasion

  • Many young people on the island lack enthusiasm for military service
  • Taiwan’s active-duty military has shrunk to 165,000 from 275,000 three years ago

If Taiwan is to fend off an invasion by troops from the Chinese mainland it will need reluctant recruits to summon the patriotism that inspired older generations. Photo: TNS
If Taiwan is to fend off an invasion by troops from the Chinese mainland it will need reluctant recruits to summon the patriotism that inspired older generations. Photo: TNS
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