Public supports compulsory military service: survey

FEEL A DRAFT?Observers said the Academia Sinica poll revealed public concerns over the corruption and morale scandals battering the armed forces

Taipei Times
Date: Apr 21, 2015
By: Jason Pan  /  Staff reporter

Most of the Taiwanese public favors a return to compulsory military service, Democratic Progressive Party Legislator Hsiao Bi-khim (蕭美琴) said yesterday, citing a recent opinion poll conducted by the Academia Sinica.

In response, Ministry of National Defense officials said the transformation to an all-volunteer military cannot be reversed.

Hsiao discussed the poll results yesterday at a meeting of the legislature’s Foreign Affairs and National Defense Committee in Taipei.

She said the poll showed majority support in every age group for returning to the compulsory military service system to bolster military strength.     [FULL  STORY]

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