I am afraid that I have to agree with EYE OPENER’s comments. Having lived in Taiwan over 25 years, I have met many local Taiwanese who returned from a multiple-year work assignment, or a course of advanced study, in the USA, and were holding a USA passport in their hands. Contrastingly, I know many many USA, Canadian, German, British, Irish, etc. citizens who have lived in Taiwan for decades, but are unable to obtain ROC citizenship due to the unfair restrictions on foreigners here.
As I have previously pointed out in this FORUM, most Taiwanese people are very much unaware of the legal structure of their own country, and rely primarily on hear-say or rumor, rather than getting formal clarifications from the official ROC government departments. With that preface out of the way, I can offer the following analysis and note that it is 100% correct, even though many Taiwanese people will not recognize it as such:
- The chief restriction which forbids foreigners from easily obtaining ROC nationality is the requirement that they first renounce their original nationality, and produce proof of having done so. * *
There are no such restrictions on Asians who want to obtain USA or Canadian citizenship, etc., so again I, along with EYE OPENER, do not understand what “hello” (An Asian in America) is complaining about.