Taiwanese Men Dodge Military Draft by Eating in Obesity: PRC Media 中媒指「故意增肥躲兵役」 王信龍:認知作戰

PRC media outlets recently reported that Taiwanese men intentionally eating their way into obesity to dodge military service, National Defense Vice Minister Wang Shin-lung said this was "cognitive warfare" by China.


According to a Ministry of National Defense report, China will seek to invade Taiwan in 2025 by possibly turning a military exercise into an all-out attack and firing missiles at Taiwan's air defense bases, radar stations, and command centers.

Wang Shin-lung, National Defense Vice Minister: “Some possible early actions (by China) include deploying all their troops first and then taking tactical action. We have training plans in place for all of these scenarios.”

Military exercises turning into full-scale attacks have been part of the Han Kuang military exercise for years. However, this is the first time this scenario has been included in a written report. Taiwan's military recruitment issues have been widely covered by PRC media outlets in recent weeks. Asked about stories on young Taiwanese men intentionally eating their way into obesity to escape military service, National Defense Vice Minister Wang Shin-lung said this was "cognitive warfare" by China.

Wang Shin-lung, National Defense Vice Minister: “I think this is a cognitive warfare attack on us. It's slander against our young people. I think everyone knows very well that this is just one of the tactics they like to use.”

Liao Wan-ju, Legislator (KMT) : “People nowadays lack awareness of what war is like. The Taiwan Strait Crisis was too long ago. I'm more worked about this.”
Wang Shin-lung, National Defense Vice Minister: “Yes, yes. You're right to be worried. We are currently working on a national defense handbook for the public to tell everyone what to do in wartime.”
 
Both the Ministry of National Defense and lawmakers say the public lacks awareness of how critical the situation is and that does not bode well for national defense.

 

 

 

中國軍方接連在台海附近進行各項海空訓練或演習,引發國際關注,國防部日前向立法院提出「因應2025年中共全面犯台,國軍強化戰力作法」的書面報告書中提到,中國攻台初期,可能藉演習名義實施三軍集結,採「由演轉戰」策略,透過飛彈攻擊我國防空陣地、雷達站、跟指揮所。

國防部副部長王信龍認為:「(中共要犯台時)他一定會有一些先期的舉動,比如說兵力先作部署、前推,做好各項部署後,再做下一階段的戰術行動,所有這些作戰的場景都是在我們的規劃,而且是訓練的標的上。」

據了解國軍多年來的漢光演習都有對於中國可能「由演轉戰」演練因應對策,只是首次在報告書出現這樣的用語。另外中國媒體近來多則報導,內容指我國徵兵效果不佳,甚至年輕人吃垃圾食物增加體重,不想當兵,王信龍直言這就是中國對台的認知作戰。

王信龍表示:「我想這是一個認知作戰,就打擊我們,詆毀我們年輕人嘛,我想大家都很清楚好不好,這是他一貫的技倆。」

國民黨立委廖婉汝質詢時指出:「我們現在的民眾對這種戰時,台海危機好像沒感覺,我是比較擔心這一塊。」

王信龍對此回應:「您擔心的沒有錯,我們現在的業管單位也在出全民國防手冊,很清楚告訴大家戰時要做什麼。」

國防部與朝野立委都擔心,國人對中國犯台的憂患意識與危機感不足,對於國家防衛來說不是好事。

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