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Taiwan records lowest number of marriages in over a decade

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The number of marriages in Taiwan has dropped to a new low in over a decade, with only 121,702 couples having registered as partners in 2020. According to the Ministry ...

KMT opposes changing Taiwan's country name, national emblem

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Kuomintang (KMT), Taiwan's main opposition party, said Wednesday (Feb. 17) that it firmly opposes making legal changes to the country's official name, national...

Employers turn to middle-aged workers as Taiwan population ages

Employers in Taiwan are increasingly turning to middle-aged and senior workers as the country ages rapidly, on the back of a shrinking population caused by a falling birth rate. In 2020, Taiwan reg...

Frontex: Protecting the EU's external borders at any cost?

Marko Gasperlin works for the Slovenian Ministry of the Interior, and chairs the management board of the European Border and Coast Guard Agency (Frontex). Given the heated debate that has surrounded t...

Number of foreigners buying Taiwan real estate falls by 10%

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — With the COVID-19 pandemic reducing international travel, foreign purchases of real estate in Taiwan slipped by 9.6 percent in 2020 compared to the previous year, reports ...

Taiwan's population drops for first time, hits 23.56 million

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan recorded its first population drop in modern history last year, decreasing by 41,885 people to 23,561,236, the Ministry of the Interior (MOI) said Saturday (Jan. 23...

Taiwan suspends digital ID project amid safety concerns

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The government decided Thursday (Jan. 21) to suspend its plan to issue electronic identity cards (eID) until new legislation is ready to safeguard privacy. The decision...

US imposes sanctions on Cuba citing human rights violations

HAVANA (AP) — The U.S. Department of the Treasury on Friday imposed sanctions on Cuba's Interior Ministry and its leader, accusing them of serious human rights violations. The measur...

Expert lists reasons behind Taiwan's negative population growth

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An expert has suggested that an increase in the nation's marriage rate is a key to boosting Taiwan’s birth rates. Taiwan had experienced a population decline ...

Seoul city criticized for sexist tips to pregnant women

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The government of South Korea's capital is facing criticism for an online manual for pregnant women that contained sexist tips and gender stereotypes. The n...

Taipei sees largest population drop since 1993

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taipei has experienced the sharpest decline in its population since 1993, according to recent statistics released by the Ministry of the Interior (MOI). The MOI figures...

Taiwan records smallest number of marriages in over 10 years

The number of marriages in Taiwan dropped in 2020 to a low over one decade, while the country's population declined for the first time in recorded history, the Ministry of the Interior (MOI) said ...

Taiwan sees first ever negative population growth

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan recorded a population decline for the first time in history, as the nation's deaths outnumbered births by nearly 10,000 in the last 12 months. Ministry of th...

Seven foreign professionals gain dual citizenship in Taiwan

Seven foreign professionals, including a translator from the United Kingdom, have gained approval for naturalization in Taiwan without surrendering their original citizenship, the Ministry of the Inte...

Taiwan's medical community reminds public of dangers of excessive drinking

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Ahead of the festivities associated with the year’s end, Taiwan’s medical community is reminding everyone of the dangers of excessive drinking. Motor reflex...