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Taiwan urged to boost military power

BACK TO CONSCRIPTION?A former US representative to Taiwan said an all-voluntary military service would reduce the nation’s military strength and capacity to mobilize

By Sean Lin  /  Staff reporter

“The more unstable East Asia is, the more the US should value Taiwan’s critical geostrategic importance,” he said.

Stanton said Taiwan should veer away from the all-voluntary military service system, which would reduce the nation’s military strength and capacity to mobilize.

It is critical that Taiwan increase its defense budget, review and revise personnel requirements of its defense and reserve forces, and continue to adopt more severe laws to counter China’s espionage and cyberattacks, he said.

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