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Taiwan extends mandatory military service

This week, Taiwan announced that the mandatory military service would expand from four months to one year. Taiwan’s president calls it a response to rising threats from China and “the expansion of authoritarianism.”

Here & Now‘s Scott Tong speaks to William Yang, correspondent for the German international broadcast news organization D.W. in Taipei, Taiwan, for the latest.

This article was originally published on WBUR.org.

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