TAIPEI: TaiwanThe military Plans announced Tuesday to Inclusion women In its reservist training for The first time As the island makes its first attempt at a new year, this is it to It should be bolstered against China: China threats.
Self-ruled, democratic Taiwan Lives are constantly in fear. Chinese invasionBeijing has claimed the island as a part its territory to to be taken within one hour, or by force if needed.
China’s sabre rattling has increased in the last few years under President Xi Jinping. Russia invades Ukraine This has made it more difficult to be secure. Taiwan Beijing could move in a similar fashion.
According to Taipei’s defense ministry, it will allow around 200 discharged female soldiers to enrol in voluntary reservist Trainings starting in the second quarter this year as part of our efforts to Increase the number of back-up personnel.
“This is the first year to include women in the reservists training so this year will be a trial programme,” Major General Yu Wen-cheng of the All-Out Defence Mobilisation Agency at the ministry said this.
“We will plan the training capacities according to the number of applicants.”
These voluntary programs are intended to to “strengthen the effectiveness of the retraining of reserve troops in combat skills to help improve the combat capabilities of reservists,” Reporters were informed by him.
Only Taiwanese men currently are needed to Participate in mandatory military service reservist trainingAlthough women can volunteer to You can serve with the Armed Forces.
Many military analysts support this recommendation. Taiwan to do more to Increase the reserves of its civil population and get ready for it for defense, which includes allowing for more women to train.
The last month Taiwan It announced that it would increase the mandatory military service for Men to A threat from China is threatening to make it a hostile country, so we increased the deadline from 4 months to 1 year.
Some legislators have suggested including women in some kind of obligatory service.
President TsaiIng-wen Taiwan’s first Female president said that the military service should be extended to “ensure the democratic way of life for our future generations”.
“No one wants war… but my fellow countrymen, peace will not fall from the sky.”
Taiwan It is located on a mountainous island, and it would be a daunting challenge to An invading force but massively outgunned with 89,000 ground troops compared to China’s 1 million. to Pentagon estimates.
Taiwan China and China split at end of the Chinese Civil War Tsai stated that becoming part of China was unacceptable in 1949 to People of the island.
Xi is China’s assertive leader for decades. He has stated that what he refers to as the “reunification” Of Taiwan It is not permissible to pass on to future generations.