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Press release of Army Command

Time: January 16, 2023 at 14:00

Army Command stated today (16th) that when two officers, including the deputy commander of the 8th Field Army Command and the Commander of the Reserve Command for Pingtung County, attended a civilian dinner a few days ago complaints were made against them due to inappropriate behavior. After Army Command learned about the complaint, it immediately put in place a team of legal and supervisory personnel to investigate the incident. The two individuals have been transferred from their current posts, and will be punished following the results of the investigation.


Army Command will conduct a thorough review with regard to any senior servicemen should they fail to act in an appropriate and respectful manner and cause disruption. Command will also hold a meeting on sexual harassment following law and procedures, and deal with any such incidents in a serious and fair manner to protect the rights and interests of the parties involved.


Spokesman for Army Command

Lieutenant General, Chan Yu-lin 0965-295991

Press release of the 8th Field Army Command 
Time: January 15, 2023 at 21:40

The 564th Armored Brigade of the Army recently commissioned the design of armbands to be issued and worn by its officers and soldiers to encourage morale and honor of servicemen. The manufacturer used a creation of Japanese cartoonist Mr. Motofumi Kobayashi as the inspiration for the design, which has sparked controversy.

After getting in touch with the original creator, Mr. Motofumi Kobayashi, the copyright agent in Taiwan, Mr. Wang Zuo-rong, Cangbi Publishing, and the product developer and designer of Military Connection, Mr. Liu Hsue-qian, Mr. Kobayashi had expressed his understanding and enthusiastically revised the design as a gesture of goodwill and friendship to Taiwan. He hopes his work can help build ties with Taiwanese friends, and that his rabbit design becomes a symbol of peace and friendship between the military and civilian worlds of Taiwan and Japan in the Year of the Rabbit.

Spokesman for the 8th Field Army Command
Major General, Lou Wei-jie 0965-295265
About MND

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 to destabilize Taiwan politically and economically. Moreover, its robust economic expansion in recent years has fueled its defense spending for greater military muscle. In order to maintain Cross-Strait stability and avoid a military imbalance in the Taiwan Strait, the ROC government is calling for the establishment of confidence-building measures (CBMs) and a code of conduct on the one hand, and, on the other hand, has been constructing basic defense forces and counterattack capability to safeguard the territory without engaging in an arms race with the other side.