Taiwan's big decision amid increasing tension from China, period of compulsory military service will be increased by one year
China-Taiwan Conflict: For some time, activity near China's Taiwan border has been increasing. Along with this, China is also entering Taiwan's air defence system at any time as per its wish. In view of all these things, Taiwan has taken a big decision.
The situation of tension between China and Taiwan for a long time has increased further in the last few months. China says that it has rights over Taiwan and Taiwan says that it is an independent country. Many countries of the world also consider Taiwan as an independent country, which China does not like. Amid growing tension, China has increased activity around the Taiwan border for the last few months. China has conducted maneuvers near Taiwan's border several times in the last few months and has also entered Taiwan's air defence zone. Seeing the seriousness of the matter, Taiwan has taken a major decision today.
Taking a decision on Tuesday, December 27, Taiwan's President Tsai Ing-wen announced that Taiwan's compulsory military service will be extended. It has been decided to extend this period to one year.
The President of Taiwan said that the reason behind increasing the currently ongoing 4-month Compulsory Military Service to one year is the increasing threat from China. The President of Taiwan believes that her country needs to be fully prepared to deal with this threat.
The President of Taiwan said that in view of the changing circumstances, 4 months of compulsory military service is not enough. That's why its duration has been changed. This change will be implemented in 2024. Taiwan wants to be fully prepared for the increasing military activity near China's Taiwan border and it has become clear from this decision that Taiwan is not going to bow down to China.