Society consists of people in all walks of life, at different social economic stations. To allow foreigners of only certain social/economic stations a right to Taiwan citizenship is essentially against at least one human right. The right of EQUALITY. It is also most likely RACIST.
And leads to this unfortunate happening:
This is wrong.
Taiwan should extend its arms of welcome to those who have made Taiwan their home for an appreciable length of time.
I say anyone who has resided in Taiwan over ten years (legallly preferred, but not to shut the window on those here illegally) should be allowed to apply for TW citizenship without prejudice to their race, economic station (understand they should be able to support themselves) , nationality or age.
Then TW can be proud to be like America. Lord knows America is not perfect but at least it is headed in the right direction (at least on paper).
It is wrong to limit TW citizenship to only long time residents of a certain education, earning level. A SOCIETY is a group of HUMAN BEINGS who live together. They should have EQUAL RIGHTS of REPRESENTATION. Equal right of TREATMENT under the law, Equal right to housing, food, clothing , education, health care and the PURSUIT of HAPPINESS. I don't mean govt hand outs but being able to pursue a career, job, means to make a living.
in SHORT people welcomed to make TW their permanent home should they have already voted with their feet and have lived in Taiwan an appreciable (10 plus years) length of time.
They should not be so in fear of their life that they should jump and kill themselves. People who overstay should be treated humanely and an avenue provided to examine their time spent in Taiwan towards legal residency.
AS it is Taiwan is only opening up to 95 thousand year old priests and a few others that number not more then 10 to 20 persons.
It is a JOKE.