Hi Icon, thanks for posting this–the first article is really well written and the data on the second one is interesting. On the second article, it looked like the reproduction rate in East Asia overall wasn’t bad–higher than the US. I wonder who is having kids in East Asia. North Korea? Does Mongolia count? I teach at a school where every teacher over age 50 has kids (most have 2-3). For teachers my age, about half are married and none of the others have kids.
I do think in terms of ethnic makeup, new immigrants, aborigines, and others may eventually change Taiwan’s makeup. In the first article, it was interesting to me that SE Asian immigrants are less interested in marrying Taiwanese.