Indeed. If I get an Oscar, a Golden Horse Award or a Golden Bell or a Pulitzer, I'll qualify. This is one hell of a loophole:
The professional categories included in the regulation are technology, economics, arts and culture, education, sports and “special,” the ministry said.
The technology category includes experts in high-value technical fields such as nanotechnology, optoelectronics, information technology, biotechnology, military science and technology, artificial intelligence, robotics and other cutting-edge technologies.
The economics category includes those with technical skills or knowledge of subjects that could contribute to the upgrading of industry, such as those involving semiconductors, biomedical technology, “green” energy, cultural industries and tourism.
The arts and culture category includes those who received recognition from distinguished institutions or major media outlets; have served on the panels of major arts and cultural prizes; accomplished preservers or restorers; or outstanding performers.
The educational category includes foreigners who are employed at a Taiwanese academic institution with a rank of assistant professor or above and those who have published in internationally renowned academic journals.
The sports category includes athletes who have finished in the top three places in international competition, national team coaches, international referees and distinguished players.
The special category includes distinguished democratic, human rights and religious advocates; those who have authored major works of literature; those who have received international honors or distinctions; and those with a recognized contribution to finance, medicine, transportation, telecommunications, aviation and navigation, meteorology, earthquake studies and popular culture.
As we say in Spanish, o hay pa'todos o hay patadas... Does this sound fair?