Taiwan’s Ministry of National Defense (MND) occasionally publishes reports on the status of the military and national security in Taiwan.
Quadrennial Defense Review (QDR)
The Amendment to Article 31 of the National Defense Act passed by the Legislative Yuan on July 17, 2008 mandates the MND to submit a Quadrennial Defense Review (QDR) within ten months after every new president takes office in order to review and confirm defense strategy and military strategy, and provide a vision for future development.
The Taiwan Quadrennial Defense Review website is located at http://qdr.mnd.gov.tw
Quadrennial Defense Review 2009
Published in March, 2009
Quadrennial Defense Review 2013
Published in March, 2013
National Defense Report
The Ministry of National Defense is obligated to periodically report “what it has done, what it is doing, what it prepares to do, why it is going to do so” to the people in accordance with Article 30 of the National Defense Act. The National Defense Report is published to give citizens a better understanding of the nation’s current security environment and national defense policy.
The Taiwan National Defense Report website is located at http://report.mnd.gov.tw
National Defense Report 2002
Published July, 2002
National Defense Report 2008
Published May 13, 2008
National Defense Report 2011
Published August 22, 2011
National Defense Report 2013
Published October, 2013
National Defense Report 2015
Published October, 2015
For the Chinese language version, see http://report.mnd.gov.tw
Additional versions of these reports are also available at the Thinking Taiwan “Complete Collection of Taiwan’s Defence Policy Documents” page.