I know some taiwanese who went to France and asked for any English menu. The waiter refused and said “you are in France, you need to speak our language!”.
Once i went to a store looking for a rice cooker, i asked a clerk of she spoke English and her eyes went wide, like looked really scared.
When i speak French, they like to correct me. … then apologize for correcting me.
I think they are really proud of their language, are scared to use English unless it is perfect, and want others to speak perfect french.
Now back to the topic. My taiwanese husband speaks English at hotels and restaurants because he thinks he will get better service.
My mother in law tries to speak to me in bad bad English if there are other people around. Probably trying to show off.
My 5 year old nephew asks me to teach him English, probably because his mom tells him it is important.
My sister in law talks about immigrating to a western country every time i see her. We both agree the taiwanese education system is too brutal. She sees English as a key to escape.
When my cousin in law was pregnant, my husband suggested she give birth in Canada so the baby could have canadian citizen ship. I don’t think it works that way.