Complete collection of Taiwan’s defence policy documents

Taiwan policy makers prepared three types of defence policy documents since 1992:

  • National Defense Reports (NDR) published by the Ministry of National Defence (MND) with the nterval of two years (1992-2017).
  • National Security Report (NSR) published by the National Security Council (2006, revised in 2008).
  • Quadrennial Defense Reviews (QDR) published by the Ministry of National Defence every four years, within 10 months after each presidential inauguration (2009-2017).

Quadrennial Defense Review (2009-2013)

National Defense Report (1992-2013)

National Security Report (2006, 2008 revision)

First two QDRs and seven out of 12 NDRs were published while Kuomintang (KMT) was in power during terms of Presidents Lee Teng-hui (1988-2000) and Ma Ying-jeou (2008-2016). The rest was published during two terms of President Chen Shui-bian (2000-2008) of the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP). Documents from 2017 were published under Tsai Ing-wen’s administration (DPP).

Note: Most of the documents (prior to 2008) are scans of hard-copy originals and at the moment it is not possible to search within those files. However, current versions will be soon eventually replaced with files with OCR functionality.


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