TIFA 2023 Editorial / General News

Forging Taiwan's Civil Defense

  • Prize
    Silver in Editorial/General News
  • Photographer
    Shih Husn Chao
  • Photo Date

Amid the threat of conflict from an increasingly assertive China or even the growing risk of a major natural disaster due to the climate crisis, civil defense in Taiwan is taking on greater importance than ever before. Taiwan has a professional military supported by young conscripts who perform mandatory military service and national reservists to defend its territory against a possible attack by China's People's Liberation Army.