French media said the soldiers will be eliminated this year, Taiwan’s 9200 people (Figure)
Data Figure: Taiwan Special Forces participated in the parade
Xinhua Zhuangao: March 7, Agence France-Presse news, Taiwan said that as the cross-strait relations continued to pick up, plans to cut 9200 troops who However, a reduction of troops will make up more advanced weapons.
the five-year reduction of Taiwan’s armed forces as part of layoffs, according to the plan, Taiwan will cut 60,000 people, or 275,000 people to cut the existing 20%.
However, “Taiwan’s defense ministry,” said its defense capability and will not fall, because Taiwan has planned to equip more advanced and powerful weapons.
“Taiwan Defense Ministry spokesman,” Luo Shao and an interview with AFP, said: “Maintaining a large standing army is gone, defenses no longer determined by the size of the army.”
Agence France-Presse reports that Taiwan’s armed forces a larger scale can be seen as a product of confrontation between the two sides for decades.
commitment to improve cross-strait trade and tourism exchanges between Taiwan KMT Chairman Ma Ying-jeou was elected as the “leader of Taiwan region”, the rapid warming cross-strait relations. Although at ease among the cross-strait relations, Ma Ying-jeou is said to fight for dialogue with Beijing at the same time, to maintain sufficient defense capability.
2010 In January, U.S. government arms sales to Taiwan announced an agreement, including Patriot missiles, F-16 Black Hawk helicopters and fighter aircraft parts, but does not include submarines and the new F-16 fighters.
arms sales to Taiwan caused a strong reaction from the mainland, but Taiwan has continued after the U.S. Buy F-16C/D fighters. (Sun Ruibo)