Taipei has accused China of disrupting peace and stability in the Taiwan Straits saying the Chinese army flew 57 warplanes and four ships between Sunday and Monday.
"The current four-month military service is not enough to meet the fast and ever-changing situation," says President Tsai Ing-wen.
The MPs are scheduled to meet Taiwan's President Tsai Ing-wen, Foreign Minister Joseph Wu and other senior officials, according to the Weekend Australian.
The opposition KMT, which has maintained closer ties with China when in power, pledged to "work hard to maintain peace in the region", as its chairman declared victory at a press conference.
Taiwanese will be picking mayors, city council members and other local leaders in all 13 counties and six major cities. There's also a referendum to lower voting age from 20 to 18.
Taiwan leader reiterates the need to mobilise and train more civilians to work with the military, a strategy that Kiev adopted after Russia's attack on Ukraine.
US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi reassures that Washington will not abandon its commitment to Taiwan, while Beijing announces a series of military operations to counter her visit.
China slams US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's visit to island state as threat to peace in Taiwan Strait, responding with flurry of military exercises and announcing suspension of several agricultural imports from Taiwan.
As part of Taiwan's annual "Han Kuang" exercises, 20 warships including frigates and destroyers fired shells to intercept and attack a would-be invading force off Taiwan's northeast coast.
Beijing has been "surprised" by the poor performance of Russian military forces as well as the tough resistance coming from the entire Ukrainian society, CIA head Bill Burns says.
China carried out military exercises around Taiwan a day earlier as a delegation of US lawmakers reached the island for a visit that Beijing termed a “deliberate provocative action.”
The handbook issued by Taiwan's military details how to find bomb shelters via smartphone apps, water and food supplies, as well as tips for preparing emergency first aid kits.
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