Navy highlights duty of defending Taiwan in new video

Taiwan’s President Tsai Ing-Wen waves to assembled guests from the deck of the ‘Ming Chuan’ frigate during a ceremony to commission two Perry-class guided missile frigates from the U.S. into the Taiwan Navy, in the southern port of Kaohsiung on November 8, 2018. Chris Stowers | AFP | Getty Images. Sketched by the Pan Pacific Agency.

TAIPEI, Sep 2, 2020, The China Post/ANN. The Navy Command R.O.C., Ministry of National Defense released a promotional video on Wednesday that highlights the military determination to defend Taiwan, The China Post reported.

Released one day ahead of the annual Taiwan Armed Forces Day, the video, titled “Protecting (Taiwan), Day and Night,” emphasizes our military’s dedication to defending our nation despite challenges.

The Armed Forces Day in Taiwan honors the country’s military and celebrates their victory over the Japanese in World War II. Called in Taiwan the “War of Resistance,” the struggle actually began before World War II when Japan invaded the Chinese mainland.

Accordingly, the video describes the military uniform as a symbol of “military honor” which is considered “the second life of a soldier”.

The message is in line with the Ministry of National Defense ongoing campaign of promoting the “I am proud of Wearing the military uniform” aimed at recruiting young Taiwanese into the military.

The video stressed that it is the honorable mission and irreplaceable duty of a soldier to assure all our compatriots that, 24 hours a day, to protect our homeland, the officers and men of the navy are always there!”

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