Tsai urges reforms to repair military image

The China Post
Date: December 28, 2016
By: Joseph Yeh

TAIPEI, Taiwan — President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) on Tuesday called on the R.O.C. armed forces to

President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) greets newly promoted generals during a ceremony held in Taipei on Tuesday, Dec. 26. (Photo courtesy of the Presidential Office )

continue implementing reforms to restore the damaged reputation of service members following a series of scandals.

Speaking during a promotion ceremony in Taipei — her second such event since becoming commander-in-chief on May 20 — the president congratulated 31 senior military personnel who were rising to the rank of general, saying that their higher ranking meant they must shoulder greater responsibility.

Tsai said that after assuming the presidency, she had inspected the nation’s troops and found that some major reforms needed to be launched to improve the military’s image.

One of the top priorities of Taiwan’s military is to upgrade the individual equipment carried by its soldiers, Tsai said, adding that the military also needs to renovate its idling lots and camps and to improve administrative efficiency.    [FULL  STORY]

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