"The artillery shell attack is the most threatening to me. It is very dangerous, because the fragments will bounce around and may cause great damage... But if you die, you may be able to leave positive inspiration and reference for the world." The speaker, Li Chengling, was one of the few Taiwanese to join the International Volunteer Corps in Ukraine to defend against a Russian invasion of the country. After his deeds spread through Taiwan's military fan website and Facebook military community, some people shouted to him, asking him to come back to "train our national army"; but others criticized him, saying that it is difficult to communicate in a battlefield where language is difficult to communicate.
Really helpful, but it will bring a burden to relatives and friends. In this regard, Li Chengling did not mind. He said that many people now worry about banner design his safety, but when he was in Taiwan, they rarely cared about his life. "It seems to these people, after I go to the battlefield, I become another person." He told the BBC that he wanted to join this war, which attracted worldwide attention, not to represent Taiwanese people and to achieve aspirations such as glorifying democracy or freedom, but to leave a memory in his life. Regarding the safety of life, he believes that as a soldier, these have long been considered. _125286343__04i6846-1_jpg Photo Credit: DANIEL CENG / BBC News Since joining the war in April, many of his comrades-in-arms have left, and some have died under the cannonballs, but Li Chengling is still insisting.
From takeaway riders to international volunteers Contrary to people's image of a soldier as a tall and strong soldier, Li Chengling is of medium stature, wears a pair of glasses, has a restrained personality, doesn't talk much, and likes to be alone. He doesn't like to communicate, and he keeps everything he wants to say on social media. About 10 years ago, he joined the famous French Foreign Legion (Légion Étrangère) and met volunteers from all over the world. After returning to Taiwan, he first worked in aircraft painting for an airline in the north. After that, in pursuit of a more free and flexible life, he jumped to the service industry and became an Uber food delivery driver at the beginning of the COVID-19 (serious special infectious pneumonia, new coronary pneumonia, Wuhan pneumonia) outbreak in 2020.