100 days of Ukraine war

Lessons from Russia-Ukraine war for Taiwan

Trainees prepare to enter a building with their airsoft guns during a shooting lesson at the combat skill training company Polar Light, in New Taipei City, on May 22, 2022. PHOTO: REUTERS
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SINGAPORE - Three months into the Russia-Ukraine war, there are many Taiwanese who are choosing to spend their free time not at the movies or bars but in basement workshops and parks learning to pack gunshot wounds or move a casualty out of harm's way.

Civil defence workshops are proliferating in Taiwan where people learn first aid and emergency response as well as self-defence and military fitness.

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