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Military to recruit more volunteer soldiers this year: spokesman

Military to recruit more volunteer soldiers this year: spokesman

Taipei, Jan. 25 (CNA) Taiwan's military plans to recruit 14,000 volunteer soldiers this year, surpassing its target of 10,500 in 2014, military spokesman Luo Shou-he (???) said Sunday. The recruitment will be carried out in eight batches this year, as the military moves to phase out conscription in favor of an all-volunteer system by Jan. 1, 2017, Luo said. President Ma Ying-jeou has praised the progress in building an all-volunteer armed forces, noting that the military exceeded it recruitment target in 2014. Last year, the military recruited 14,000 volunteer soldiers, way above its target of 10,500, Ma said. (By Claudia Liu and Elizabeth Hsu)


Updated : 2021-09-20 00:29 GMT+08:00