Legislator proposes eliminating renunciation requirement

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Re: Legislator proposes eliminating renunciation requirement

Postby cranky laowai » Wed Dec 19, 2018 18:24

The number is now up to sixty-five.

Thirty-two are engaged in the field of education, with 29 teaching at universities, Cheng said, noting that the lion's share of them are from the United States, followed by those from Malaysia, among others from South Africa, New Zealand and Finland.

All have lived in Taiwan for an average of 16 years, with one having lived here for 47 years, he said.

They must be referring to just "high-level professionals." If they had included the missionaries, the average time in Taiwan would surely be longer.

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Re: Legislator proposes eliminating renunciation requirement

Postby cranky laowai » Sat Dec 22, 2018 13:09

Here are some figures for the "high-level professionals" approved to date.

By Professional Field
Field -- Number of People
technology - 7
economic - 11
education - 32
culture or art - 8
sports - 1
medicine - 5
human rights - 1

By Age
Age Range -- Number of People
over 70 - 1
66-70 - 5
61-65 - 5
56-60 - 13
51-55 - 7
46-50 - 16
41-45 - 10
36-40 - 5
31-35 - 3
average age: 49

Time in Taiwan
Years -- Number of People
more than 30 - 4
25-29 - 1
20-24 - 16
15-19 - 17
10-14 - 15
5-9 - 9
less than 5 - 3

Original Nationality
Region -- Number of People
Americas - 23
Europe - 22
Asia - 17
Oceania - 2
Africa - 1

source: Gāojí zhuānyè réncái hézhǔn guīhuà wǒguó guójí xiāngguān tǒngjìbiǎo (高級專業人才核准歸化我國國籍相關統計表)
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Re: Legislator proposes eliminating renunciation requirement

Postby cranky laowai » Sat Dec 22, 2018 14:20

And here's the latest complete list of successful applicants: Gāojí zhuānyè réncái míngcè (高級專業人才名冊).
https://www.moi.gov.tw/files/news_file/高專名冊.pdf

The most recent batch includes a baroque violin player from Greece, an automation specialist from Russia, a philosophy teacher from Germany, a surgeon from Malaysia, and an AI specialist from Italy.

I think quite a few posters here would have a very, very good chance of being approved, including (but not limited to) maoman, sandman, icon, john ross, omni, and cfimages -- though each may have their own reasons for pursuing this or not.

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