About half of Taiwanese unwilling to fight war to defend nation

75.2 percent of those surveyed agree Taiwan should resume military conscription

 Taiwan News
Date: 2020/07/20
By: George Liao, Taiwan News, Staff Writer

(CNA photo)

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As many as 75.2 percent of those who took a recent survey carried out by ETtoday agree with the proposition that Taiwan should resume military conscription instead of continuing a voluntary recruitment policy.

50.8 percent strongly agree with the proposition, 24.4 percent slightly agree, 12 percent slightly disagree, 5.9 percent totally disagree, and 7 percent have no opinion, per China Times.

Taiwan used to have a conscription system, which mandated that males over the age of 18 serve two years in the military.

As the tensions between the United States and China continue to rise, the situation across the Taiwan Strait has become more treacherous. Some scholars even predict that war across the Strait could break out within three years, according to the report.    [FULL  STORY]

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