For Taiwan youth, military service is a hard sell despite China tension

A solider puts a child into a military vehicle during a public fair which displays military equipments, in Taipei, Taiwan September 29, 2018. Picture taken September 29, 2018. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

TAIPEI (Reuters) – Taiwan Air Force Staff Sergeant Jiang Pin-shiuan’s pitch to freshmen at Taipei’s Tamkang University seemed compelling: join the island’s armed forces and get a state-sponsored degree, 110 days of leave each year and annual savings of T$312,500 ($10,200). But many listening students showed little interest, arguing national service was a “waste of […]

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