IN CASE OF EMERGENCY:Chien Hsi-chieh said the public should learn disobedience tactics and that a ‘non-violent civilian-based defense’ system against invasion be set up
Date: Apr 10, 2015
By: Lii Wen / Staff reporter
Taiwan should develop a national defense strategy that incorporates nonviolent civil resistance
in the event of a Chinese invasion, former Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) legislator Chien Hsi-chieh says in a new book, titled Power of the Weak (弱者的力量).
Chien, a long-time labor activist and expert in nonviolent resistance tactics, said the nation should establish a system of “nonviolent, civilian-based defense” that would coexist with military forces and act to paralyze a foreign authoritarian regime.
The strategy would require the entire population to receive education and training in civil disobedience tactics, with the government serving as a coordinator in sharing the experience of social activist groups with the rest of the public, he said. [FULL STORY]