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110/06/03

The National Defense Medical Center stated today (3rd) that a self-financed student working on a master’s degree in the graduate school has recently been diagnosed. He has been attending online courses after returning home.

The National Defense Medical Center stated that it has adopted online teaching from home since May 19th. The postgraduate student has been working on writing his thesis at home, and only returned to school on May 26th to hand in his thesis. Close contacts have undergone rapid testing and PCR testing; results are negative, but they have been isolated for quarantine.   

The National Defense Medical Center immediately activated its contingency operation mechanism, and carried out disinfection operations in its facilities. In addition, it will continuously monitor and check up on the health status of personnel, and implement epidemic prevention measures and preparations to ensure campus safety.
110/06/01

The Ministry of National Defense elaborates on the reports of the closure of the Armed Forces Officer's Club as follows:
  1. The primary task of the MND is to promote national defense affairs. As for the Armed Forces Officer's Club, it is to provide high-quality dining and celebrations for officers and soldiers of the Armed Forces. To work in line with government policies, the land on which the club stands will be allocated to the National Property Administration, Ministry of Finance, for reuse. After review, as the club is not needed at this time, it will be dissolved and closed.
  2. Due to changes in consumption patterns, the operating costs have increased year-on-year. The MND has, based on the "Fiscal Discipline Of Public Finance Law" and "The Dissolution Mechanism Measures for Non-business Special Fund of the Central Government" carried out a review, and scheduled that the club will be dissolved and close business operations on July 31st, 2021. The club has already suspended operations as of May 5th due to the novel coronavirus pneumonia epidemic.
  3. The MND is most grateful for the support of the Armed Forces Officer's Club on behalf of all. We are honored and proud of all the employees who have dedicated their time and effort over many years, and we would like to offer our deepest gratitude for their work. The MND will give priority to protecting the rights and interests of employees, and has given out severance payment as well as needed documents in accordance with the law. The MND will also request the Employment Services Office of the Department of Labor of the local government to assist in employment counseling and applications for subsidies.

 
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The ROC Constitution stipulates that the ROC national defense aims to defend the nation's security and safeguard world peace. Under this, the nation's defense concepts, military strategies, military buildup, and objectives are formulated to prevent conflict. The current international situation and changes to the possible threat to the ROC are also taken into consideration in the making of defense policies at the current stage. The basic objectives are "preventing war," "defending the homeland," and "countering terrorism and responding to contingencies." The higher strategic goal is "effective deterrence, resolute defense" with the establishment of a quality self-defensive force capable of counterattack. China, though calling for reunification, has never renounced the use of force against Taiwan. It has not only deployed an increasing number of ballistic missiles aimed at Taiwan but also staged large-scale military exercises with an overt saber-rattling intent The ROC Constitution stipulates that the ROC national defense aims to defend the nation's security and safeguard world peace. Under this, the nation's defense concepts, military strategies, military buildup, and objectives are formulated to prevent conflict. The current international situation and changes to the possible threat to the ROC are also taken into consideration in the making of defense policies at the current stage. The basic objectives are "preventing war," "defending the homeland," and "countering terrorism and responding to contingencies." The higher strategic goal is "effective deterrence, resolute defense" with the establishment of a quality self-defensive force capable of counterattack. China, though calling for reunification, has never renounced the use of force against Taiwan. It has not only deployed an increasing number of ballistic missiles aimed at Taiwan but also staged large-scale military exercises with an overt saber-rattling intent