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Taiwan military delays plan to scrap conscription

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Taiwan's military has delayed plans to become an all-volunteer service by two years due to insufficient recruitment, the defence ministry said Thursday. 

Taiwanese soldiers at the Hualien army base on January 23, 2013. Taiwan's military has delayed plans to become an all-volunteer service by two years due to insufficient recruitment, according to the defence ministry.

The ministry, which originally aimed to phase out its decades-old military conscription policy by the end of 2014, has decided to push the deadline back to the end of 2016, citing unsatisfactory recruitment results, it said.

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