MND urged to implement one-year conscriptionBy Chen Yu-fu / Staff reporterThe Taiwan Association of University Professors yesterday urged the government to quickly announce and implement a policy of extending the conscription period from four months to one year. The world is watching whether Taiwan would extend the conscription period in the face of military threats from China, former minister of national defense Michael Tsai (蔡明憲) told a news conference in Taipei. The Taiwan Association of University Professors and former minister of national defense Michael Tsai, front row second left, host a news conference at the legislature in Taipei yesterday. “Young people in Taiwan are not against extending the conscription period; they want the ministry to change the training methods so they can learn something new during the conscription period. Separately, Veterans Affairs Council Minister Feng Shih-kuan (馮世寬), who served as defense minister from 2016 to 2018, said that extending the conscription period is a reasonable policy.
Source: Taipei Times December 19, 2022 16:48 UTC