Republic of China Armed Forces

Emblem of the Ministry of National Defense
Soldiers of the 185th Infantry Division during World War II
CM-11 Brave Tiger at Hukou Army Base
ROCS Pan Shih (AOE-532)
ROC Marine Corps Amphibious Reconnaissance and Patrol Unit
ROC Air Force Air Defense Artillery Skyguard system Sparrow missile launcher
ROC Army CM-32 Yunpao APC on display
Two children taking pictures with ROC Military Policemen at Linkou MP Base
Three ROC Navy Honor Guards chatting at Hsinchu Air Base
ROC Marine Corps Special Service Company Operator with SIG MPX
NCSIST Chien Hsiang loitering munition
R.O.C. Army soldiers removing the machine guns from a CM-12 Tank
ROCAF AIDC F-CK Indigenous Defense Fighter
ROCN Cheng Kung-class frigate
ROCA Thunderbolt-2000
ROC Army Hualien-Taitung Defense Command soldiers with a T75 Light machine gun
Humanitarian aid sent by a C-130 Hercules of the Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF) to Hualien Airport, Taiwan during the 2018 Hualien earthquake.
T-93 sniper rifle with the Taiwanese team competing in the International Sniper Competition at Fort Benning, Georgia in 2010
ROC Humvees en route to the 2007 National Day Military Parade
ROC soldiers marching to the front lines in 1939
ROC soldiers in house-to-house fighting in Battle of Taierzhuang
Kuningtou Battle Museum, Kinmen County
August 23 Artillery Battle Museum, Kinmen County
Yushan-class landing platform dock
Lee Hsi-ming, former Chief of the General Staff

The Republic of China Armed Forces (ROCAF; ) are the armed forces of the Republic of China (ROC), once based in mainland China and currently in its remaining jurisdictions which includes the islands of Taiwan, Penghu, Kinmen, Matsu, and other smaller ROC islands such as Taiping Island in the South China Sea.

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National Revolutionary Army

The military arm of the Kuomintang (KMT, or the Chinese Nationalist Party) from 1925 until 1947 in China.

The military arm of the Kuomintang (KMT, or the Chinese Nationalist Party) from 1925 until 1947 in China.

Flag of the National Revolutionary Army (known as the Republic of China Army after the 1947 Constitution)
Generalissimo Chiang Kai-shek, Commander-in-Chief of the National Revolutionary Army, emerged from the Northern Expedition as the leader of China.
NRA troops against Sun Chuanfang's private army preparing to defend Shanghai.
National Revolutionary Army soldiers marched into the British concessions in Hankou during the Northern Expedition.
The NRA during World War II
A Chinese propaganda poster depicting the National Revolutionary Army.
Elite German-trained divisions of National Revolutionary Army before the Battle of Wuhan
A platoon of the National Revolutionary Army marching in British helmets during a parade in Burma in 1943.
A Chinese Nationalist soldier, age 10, member of a Chinese division from the X Force, boarding planes in Burma bound for China, May 1944.
Chinese suicide bomber putting on an explosive vest made out of Model 24 hand grenades to use in an attack on Japanese tanks at the Battle of Taierzhuang.
A Chinese Nationalist Army soldier equipped with a German M35 helmet and a ZB vz. 26.
German-equipped Chinese troops practicing a march at the Chinese Military Academy at Chengtu in 1944.
US-equipped Chinese Army in India marching.

It was renamed the Republic of China Armed Forces after the 1947 Constitution, which instituted civilian control of the military.

Martial law in Taiwan

Martial law in Taiwan refers to the periods in the history of Taiwan after World War II during control by the Republic of China Armed Forces of the Kuomintang-led Government of the Republic of China regime.

Emblem of the Republic of China Army

Republic of China Army

Emblem of the Republic of China Army
General Hsu Yen-pu, the incumbent commander of the ROC Army
ROC Army Logistics Command
ROC Army Chung Shyang II UAV
Republic of China Army Organization as of 2016
An honor guard at the National Martyrs' Shrine in Taipei
ROCA AH-64E 802 and UH-60M 912 in flight over Hongchailin Camp
An ROCA M60A3 TTS main battle tank
The CM-32 Armoured Vehicle, currently under production (mobile-gun platform variant is shown)
Antelope air defense system
ROCA Self-propelled Howitzers Display at ORDC Yue Kang Road
ROC Army sharpshooter team
ROC Army 101st Amphibious Reconnaissance Battalion Training during Amphibious Landing Exercise
A military frogman of the 101st Amphibious Reconnaissance Battalion
Chemical Safety Persons Cleaning Truck
ROCA Emergency Command Car
ROCA Folding Bicycles
ROCA Microwave Broadcasting Van
Military equipment on a train
ROCA Satellite Telecommunication Vehicle
ROCA Mobile Water Filter Truck
ROCA Engineers Motor Rubber Boat
Mitsubishi SUVs
MAN 35ton Heavy Transporter
ROCA Special Assault Vehicle
ROCA Type 97 NBC Detection Truck
ROCA Kymco KTR125
ROCA AH-1W
An ROCA UH-1H 379 taking off from ROCMA Ground
UH-60M
Type 86 carbine
Generator of T-82 20mm Twin Cannon
Engineering Equitment of Center Taiwan Reserve Training Center
LAADS Housed in S-280 Shelter on Truck
ROCA Double-modes Infrared Biological Detector
T4-86 Light Sterilizer with Bath Screen
Wire dispenser
Visitors with ROCA Officer Photoing above Engineering Bridge
Military Light Tactical Vehicle Type B
ROCA M88A1 RV
CS/MPQ-90 on a truck
Bistatic Radar Passive Receiver Systen Display at Military Academy Ground
Ground based Sky Sword 2 battery

The Republic of China Army (ROCA), retroactively known as the Chinese Army and unofficially as the Taiwanese Army, is the largest branch of the Republic of China Armed Forces.

Emblem of the Republic of China Military Police

Republic of China Military Police

Military police body under the Ministry of National Defense of the Republic of China (ROC) on Taiwan.

Military police body under the Ministry of National Defense of the Republic of China (ROC) on Taiwan.

Emblem of the Republic of China Military Police
Military Police during the January 28 Incident
Headquarters of the ROC Military Police in Taipei
MPs participating in the 2014 Chun-an Program (春安工作), a task for New Year security maintenance
The insignia of ROCMP
An MP on guard duty near the Cihu Presidential Burial Place, where Chiang Kai-shek is entombed
MPs on disaster response duty
The main staircase in the Presidential Office Building being guarded by Republic of China Military Policeman
ROC Military Police Special Forces disembarking from a UH-1H helicopter from the ROC Army 602nd Air Cavalry Brigade during a counter-terrorism exercise.
Gendarmerie regiment-level unit flag (1934~1935)
Gendarmerie regiment-level unit flag (1935~1953)
Gendarmerie regiment-level unit flag (1953~1961)
Military police unit flag (1961~1964)
Military police unit flag (1964~1986)
Military police unit flag (1986~current)
Assault Ladder Truck
Harley-Davidson 883 Sportsters
Command Communication Trunk Trucks
ROCMP custom Lincoln Town Car drop top
ROCMP Ford Excursion limited Armored Car
ROC Military Police V-150s Commando Armored Cars
ROC Military Police Military Light Tactical Vehicles and V-150s Commando
Yunpao APC in Military Police School
Volkswagen Passat (B5) patrol car
T93 sniper rifle
T91-3 assault rifle
T75K1 pistol
Kestrel rocket launcher

Unlike military police in many other countries, the ROCMP is a separate branch of the ROC Armed Forces.

Kinmen

Group of islands governed as a county by the Republic of China , off the southeastern coast of mainland China.

Group of islands governed as a county by the Republic of China , off the southeastern coast of mainland China.

Jiangong Islet, with a Koxinga monument, in Kinmen Harbor
Kinmen Military Headquarters of Qing Dynasty
The slogan "Three Principles of the People unite China" written in Traditional Chinese (official script of ROC) is founded on Dadan Island facing Mainland China by General Zhao in Aug. 1986, depositioned after 1987 Lieyu massacre.
Attack in Quemoy (1663)
Map including most of the territory of Kinmen County (AMS, 1954)
Chin-men Tao (Quemoy Island, Greater Kinmen), Lieh Hsü (Lesser Kinmen), Tung-ting Hsü (Dongding Island), Wu-ch'iu Hsü (Daqiu), and Hsia Hsü (Xiaoqiu) "The Nationalist-held islands off the Chinese mainland are nominally a part of Fukien Province, but are presently under military administration." (1962)
Kinmen in the map on the obverse of the Commemorative NT$10 Coin in Celebration of the 50th Anniversary of Taiwan's Retrocession (1995)
Wuqiu Lighthouse in Wuqiu, Kinmen
Artillery shells fired by the People's Liberation Army to Kinmen in the 1950s
A shisa (wind-lion god) carving in Kinmen
The Juguang Tower ("Brightness of Ju"), a famous landmark in Kinmen.
Zhaishan Tunnel
Yang Cheng-wu, the incumbent Magistrate of Kinmen County
Subdivision of Kinmen County into townships
Kinmen County Government
Kinmen County Council
Jincheng Township, the county seat of Kinmen
National Quemoy University
Tashan Power Plant
Water treatment plant in Kinmen
Kinmen Airport
Shuitou Pier
Calligraphy by former President Chiang Kai-shek etched on Wu-Wang-Zai-Ju Inscribed Rock
Anti-landing spikes on Lesser Kinmen (Lieyu) near Shi Islet with Xiamen (Amoy) in the background
Shuitou historical residence ({{lang|zh-tw|水頭古厝}})
Daitianfu ({{lang|zh-tw|代天府}}) in Jincheng

On 30 June 2014, Dadan Island and Erdan Island were handed over from the military to civilians, represented by Kinmen County Government.

Emblem of the Republic of China Navy

Republic of China Navy

Emblem of the Republic of China Navy
Admiral Liu Chih-pin, the current Commanding-General.
ROCN delegation in Washington D.C., 1930
President of Republic of China (Taiwan) Tsai Ing-wen reviews a Marine Corps battalion in 2020
LPD-1401 Yushan
SuAo Bay Panorama
ROCN Xinbin Camp with 205
Anchor in Entrance Road of Zhongzheng Naval Base
Hsiung Feng II and Hsiung Feng III launchers of Tian Dan (PFG2-1110)
Sea Oryx missile launcher display at MND Hall
Covered ROCN Hsiung Feng II & Hsiung Feng III anti-ship missile launchers truck displayed at Zuoying Naval Base
ROCN Hughes 500 "6910" carried on Lan Yang (FFG-935) helicopter deck from rear right view
ROCN S-70C(M) "2307" flying over Zuoying Naval Base in the morning
Mark 32 torpedo tubes mounted on ROCN Tzu I (PFG-1107)
No.1 Wan Xiang CAPTOR mine displayed aboard ROCN Ho Zhong (LCU-484)
No.2 Wan Xiang Bottom mine displayed aboard ROCN Ho Zhong (LCU-484)
Sea Chaparral launcher mounted on ROCN Si Ning (PFG-1203)
T-75S 20mm Cannon mounted on ROCS FACG-77
Phalanx CIWS and Bofors 40 mm L/70 gun aboard on ROCN Di Hua (PFG-1206)
M96 motorboat
The President of Taiwan aboard the Pan Shi
OTO Melara 76mm Gun aboard the frigate ROCN Si Ning (PFG-1203)
ROCN Hsiung Feng II & Hsiung Feng III anti-ship missile launchers truck
ROCN S-70C(M) "2312"
Visitors in front of ROCN Kao Hsiung (LCC-1)
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The Republic of China Navy (ROCN; ), also called the ROC Navy and colloquially the Taiwan Navy, is the maritime branch of the Republic of China Armed Forces (ROCAF).

Emblem of the Republic of China Air Force

Republic of China Air Force

Emblem of the Republic of China Air Force
General Hsiung Hou-chi, the current Commanding-General
Air Force ace killed during the Second Sino-Japanese War/WWII, fighter pilot Colonel Kao Chih-hang
C-123Bs in flight over US 1950s, Aircraft 641 was later transferred to Taiwan to support CIA operations
ROCAF E-2 take-off from Zhihang Air Force Base
An F-CK-1A on a demo flight
A C-130H taxiing at Songshan Air Base
An F-5E from the 46th Fighter aggressor squadron.
A EC225 on display at the Hsinchu Air Base open house
A ROCAF F-16A on a demonstration flight
A S-70C-1A Bluehawk fly over at the Hsinchu Air Base open house
Boeing 737-800 Presidential Jet at Songshan Airport
Paveway
AGM-65 Maverick
AIM-120A AMRAAM
Sky Bow (Tien Kung) II Missile Launcher Display at Hukou Camp Ground
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<center>35th Squadron, "Black Cat"</center>
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The Republic of China Air Force, retroactively known by its historical name the Chinese Air Force and unofficially referred to as the Taiwanese Air Force, is the military aviation branch of the Republic of China Armed Forces of Taiwan.

Page one of the original copy of the Constitution

Constitution of the Republic of China

Fifth and current constitution of the Republic of China , ratified by the Kuomintang during the Constituent National Assembly of the Republic of China session on 25 December 1946, in Nanjing, and adopted on 25 December 1947.

Fifth and current constitution of the Republic of China , ratified by the Kuomintang during the Constituent National Assembly of the Republic of China session on 25 December 1946, in Nanjing, and adopted on 25 December 1947.

Page one of the original copy of the Constitution
Seventeen National Assembly delegates elected to represent Taiwan Province in a photo with then President Chiang Kai-shek in 1946

The President of the Republic of China (Chinese: 總統; pinyin: Zǒngtǒng) is the head of state and the Commander-in-Chief of the Republic of China Armed Forces.

Matsu Islands

Archipelago of 36 islands and islets in the East China Sea governed by the Republic of China (ROC) based in Taiwan, with its location sitting alongside southeastern coast of mainland China.

Archipelago of 36 islands and islets in the East China Sea governed by the Republic of China (ROC) based in Taiwan, with its location sitting alongside southeastern coast of mainland China.

Map of the historical Fujian Province including the Matsu Islands (1864)
MA-TSU LIEH-TAO (Matsu Islands) including: TUNG-YIN LIEH-TAO (Dongyin), Lang Tao (Liang Island), Ch'ang-hsü Shan (Beigan), Ma-tsu Shan (Nangan), PAI-CH'ÜAN LIEH-TAO (Juguang) "The Nationalist-held islands off the Chinese mainland are nominally a part of Fukien Province, but are presently under military administration." (1962)
Matsu Islands in the upper left of the map on the obverse of the commemorative NT$10 coin celebrating the 50th anniversary of Taiwan's retrocession
Dongju Island
Townships of Lienchiang County
Nangan Township, the seat of Lienchiang County
Liu Cheng-ying, the incumbent Magistrate of Lienchiang County
Lienchiang County Government
Lienchiang County Council
Matsu Nangan Tianhou Temple
Vegetable farming park in Nangan Township
Zhushan Power Plant
Beihai Tunnel in Nangan Township
Dongyong Lighthouse
Matsu Nangan Airport
Fuao Harbor

Some of these are garrisoned by soldiers from the Republic of China Armed Forces stationed in the county since the end of the Chinese Civil War in 1949 and during the First and Second Taiwan Strait Crisis in 1954 and 1958 respectively.

Coast Guard Administration (Taiwan)

Charged with maintaining law and order, protecting the resources of the territorial waters of the Republic of China (Taiwan), which surrounds Taiwan, Penghu, Kinmen, Matsu Islands, Green Island, Orchid Island, Pratas Island (Tungsha/Dongsha), and Nansha Islands as well as providing a first line of defense along coastal areas against smugglers and illegal immigrants.

Charged with maintaining law and order, protecting the resources of the territorial waters of the Republic of China (Taiwan), which surrounds Taiwan, Penghu, Kinmen, Matsu Islands, Green Island, Orchid Island, Pratas Island (Tungsha/Dongsha), and Nansha Islands as well as providing a first line of defense along coastal areas against smugglers and illegal immigrants.

CGA STU 6
102 Wei Hsung, a 1,800-ton patrol vessel built for Coast Guard Administration
Coast Guard Administration building.
CGA Cutter engaged in an inter-agency counter-hybrid warfare exercise
ROCCGA patrol boats in 2008
Patrol boats CP-1002 and PP-2016 in 2013
Patrol vessel PP-3582 in 2019
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Anping-class offshore patrol vessel onboard multi-barrel Zhenhai rocket system
Zhenhai multi-barrel rocket system
thumb|Anping-class offshore patrol vessel Anping (CG-601) launch Hsiung Feng II

The CGA is considered a civilian law enforcement agency under the administration of the Ocean Affairs Council of the Executive Yuan, though during emergencies it may be incorporated as part of the Republic of China Armed Forces.