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China’s New Military Reserve Personnel Law May Be Part of Possible Preparation for Invading Taiwan

The Taiwanese news site NewTalk recently reported that China is about to take the first step in preparation  for invading Taiwan by force. China’s Reserve Personnel Law  passed by the National People’s Congress at the end of last year, will come into effect on March 1. Some netizens pointed out that the law expands the age limit for reserve service to men between the ages of 18 and 60, which shows that China’s intent to  move against Taiwan is becoming more and more obvious. Due to the implementation of the new law and the abolition of the old law, some veterans (under the age of 60) who have already retired from the original reserve age may be included in the registration of reserve personnel again. In the previous reserve service regulations, the maximum ages for regular reserve officers for various ranks were between 35 to 55 years old. The new law expands this range to between 45 to 60 years old. The old law’s maximum ages for reserve professional and technical officers for various ranks were between 50 to 60 years old. The new law now expands this range to between 50 and 60 years old for senior officers, 55 years old for medium ranks and 45 years old for lower ranks. The new law also requires loyalty to the motherland, the Communist Party, and the socialist system.

Source: NewTalk, February 8, 2023