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
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 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

Topic |   Taiwan
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
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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