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Grand Total 2,539,596 ROC (i.e., Taiwanese marrying other Taiwanese) 2,323,351 PRC (not counting HK and Macau) 116,296 Vietnam 44,005 Indonesia 10,988 Japan 8,467 Thailand 5,807 U.S.A. 5,780 Hong Kong & Macau 4,421 Other 3,212 Philippines 2,707 Malaysia 2,397 Canada 1,714 Myanmar 1,691 Cambodia 1,654 South Korea 1,233 U.K. 1,097 Australia 1,056 Germany 870 France 839 Singapore 775 Overseas Chinese 618 New Zealand 296 South Africa 289 Laos 23 Mauritius 9 Swaziland 1 Lesotho 0
Marriages between Taiwanese and Americans, Canadians, Koreans, Britons, and Australians rose sharply during 2004-2012.
Marriages between Taiwanese and Southeast Asians fell sharply during the same period.
Marriages between Taiwanese and PRC citizens reached their peak (34,685) in 2003, before the period covered by the numbers above, so the total number for all years is much greater in the case of PRC citizens than the chart may imply.
The majority of marriages between Taiwanese and foreigners are between Taiwanese men and foreign women.
These figures probably don't count marriages performed overseas until such time as they are registered in Taiwan.
The PRC figures are pretty much what I expected, but surprised that New Zealand beats out South Africa. Again, must be because many South Africans come here with a wife or gf. Interesting to see that Vietnam has become such a popular country for foreign brides.
Don't talk to me about naval tradition. It's nothing but rum, sodomy and the lash. Sir Winston Churchill
Obviously they won't all be dual nationals, but a fair number will be. Taiwan also should have a relatively higher number of Aussies and NZers simply because of proximity and business and cultural links.
But you got to ask yourself the question....what would astronaut Chris Hatfield do?
Something related to this topic in the news today: 11 percent of the students in Taoyuan County younger than high school age have a foreign-born parent.
One in every nine students in Taoyuan County’s elementary and junior-high schools has a foreign-born parent, a sharp rise from 2.1 percent recorded 10 years ago, the latest figures from the county government show. The number of students under 15 years of age from new immigrant families has grown significantly over the past decade, from 5,488 in 2004 to 23,877 at the end of last year, the county government said. The trend is particularly noticeable since the overall number of elementary-school and junior-high students dropped from 266,050 to 219,051 over the 10-year period, it said. About 86 percent of the foreign-born parents are from China (37.1 percent), Vietnam (30.6 percent) and Indonesia (18.4 percent), statistics show. More than half of the children from such families attend school in Zhongli (中壢, 18.6 percent), while the others go the school in Taoyuan (15.1 percent), Pingzhen (平鎮, 10.7 percent) and Yangmei (楊梅, 9.2 percent), the county government said.
kudos for the stats....i would like to see those stats in a few years, since the gov clamped down on zhainans marrying mail order brides from SE asia. The old bounty has risen in recent years from the normal 300 K up to around 500K..us white males getting married to locals will probably 'stabilize'...interested what's going to happen to the dually passport problem that is being debated right now.
It's good to freshen up the gene pool. Too much inter-marrying among the locals is a bad thing.
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I think it's generally accepted that miscegenation is beneficial for a gene pool, although probably more in avoiding the hereditary problems of inbred communities than in any particular genetic advantage. If you want to see what happens with an, ahem, close-knit population take a look at the British royal family .
Having said that, a Taiwanese professor recently informed me that mixed-race children have a higher risk of eye defects. She was convinced she was right too .