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Veterans Affairs commission, Executive Yuan, R.O.C. (VAC)
1. Senior Veterans:
According to the Definition of VAC, veterans who were born before 1934/12/31, and had
already enlisted in the army in Mainland China. The group has a population of 271,495,
the statistics of 2009/12.
According to the VAC’s standard, any national of ROC who has serviced in the military as
an officer, a sergeant, or a soldier whose experiences had been accumulated totally more
than 10 years. The group had a population of 471,306, the statistics of 2009/12.
According to the general Taiwanese social definition, any national of ROC who was born
in Mainland China and arrived in Taiwan after 1949 is called the mainlander.
According to the general Taiwanese social definition, any national of ROC who arrived in
Taiwan before 1949 is called the local.
5. Veterans Affairs commission, Executive Yuan, R.O.C. (VAC):
A department of the Executive Yuan, R.O.C., was established on November 1, 1954, and
in order to take care of the veterans who have contributed to the country and spent half of
their life defending the country.