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Foxconn founder proposes pets to counter Taiwan population decline

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Independent presidential candidate Terry Gou (郭台銘) wants to counter the aging of Taiwan’s population by handing out pets to families with newborn children, reports s...

Hsinchu people favor pets over kids amid low Taiwan birth rates

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Hsinchu County has recorded more pet registrations than newborns for three consecutive years since 2020, reflecting concerningly low birth rates in Taiwan. Pet registra...

Taiwan's Gold Card: For better or worse

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan is experiencing a brain drain and population loss, such that talent is leaving its shores but not being replaced because the fertility rate is at an almost world-be...

Taiwan's population shrank again in 2022, births drop to record-low

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's population shrank again last year due to record-low births and deaths surpassing births for the third year in a row. On Tuesday (Jan. 10), the Ministry of ...

Map of the Day: 3D population density map of Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Earlier this month, Terence K. Teo posted this three-dimensional map of Taiwan on Twitter, which visually represents densely populated areas with peaks. The previous ye...

Reasons for Taipei’s shrinking population

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taipei’s population has dropped below 2.5 million in a downward trend that some blame on the pandemic and staggeringly high housing prices. The capital of Taiwan ...

Taiwan population increases for first time in two years

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s population expanded for the first time in two years on a monthly basis, but this was due to immigration rather than an uptick in the birth rate. The nati...

Taiwan population declines to 23.19 million

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s population numbered 23.19 million in May, down from 23.49 million in the same month last year, the Ministry of Interior (MOI) said Friday (June 10). The ...

Taiwan population declines to 23.26 million

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s population numbered 23.26 million in March, down from 23.52 million the same month last year, the Ministry of Interior (MOI) said Friday (April 8). In on...

Taiwan’s population drops by nearly 30,000 people in one month

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Just 9,617 babies were born in Taiwan last month, down 3,520 from the previous month’s 13,137 births, according to statistics released by the Ministry of the Interio...

Taiwan seeks to retain foreign workers amid super-aging challenge

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan will implement a three-pronged approach to addressing the labor shortage as it heads towards a super-aged society in which over 20% of the population are 65 or olde...

Taiwan must pursue risk management to overcome future challenges

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — One of the things that first hit me after moving to Taiwan was how risk-averse people are here. When I suggested meeting a friend for a drink he replied “I can&rs...

Taiwan population likely to fall under 23.5 million by year’s end

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s population, which has been falling steadily, is very likely to drop below the 23.5 million mark by the end of this year. The Ministry of the Interior on ...

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...

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...