Newspaper article China Post

China PLA Soldier Photo Misused for Taiwan Military Recruitment Poster

Newspaper article China Post

China PLA Soldier Photo Misused for Taiwan Military Recruitment Poster

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TAIPEI, Taiwan -- The Army Command Headquarters (ACH, [...]) yesterday said that it has ordered the immediate removal of a controversial Army recruitment poster and is conducting internal discussions to determine the proper punishment for personnel responsible for creating the poster.

According to the Chinese-language Apple Daily, a reader revealed a controversial poster on Saturday and claimed that the poster was found during a family reunion day at the 206th Army Infantry Brigade ([...]) located in Guanxi Township, Hsinchu County.

Reportedly, the poster in question is a recruitment poster for the Republic of China Army (R.O.C.A.) seeking to draft full-time soldiers. However, the Apple Daily reader reportedly noticed that the servicemen on the poster were People's Liberation Army (PLA) soldiers from mainland China, and not from Taiwan.

The reader was quoted as questioning whether the R.O.C.A. and the PLA are both classified as one Chinese army. …

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