Quick and dirty literal translation:
Males above the age of 15 and have not yet served military duty may not renounce citizenship (of Taiwan). Holders of Taiwan passport, even without residence in Taiwan, born outside of Taiwan or the father had immigrated to another country with proof of PR, all must complete military service in accordance to the law.
Exception may be made for males who departed Taiwan and turned 18 before December 31st of the same year and obtained citizenship of another nation before December 31st of the same cycle. (So if you left Taiwan before 18, in which case if the birthday was before 12/31, and before you turned 19 of the same birthday cycle, if you have obtained citizenship of another country, you are the exception)… Confusing, this one.
In conclusion, any (male) citizen of Taiwan, even if born in another nation, or departed Taiwan before age 15, returned to Taiwan after age 19 or completed scholarly activities (schooling) but have not yet obtained another citizenship, or students with proof of study, all must perform military service upon return to Taiwan in accordance to the law.
Wheew… hope this helps…
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