Yep interestingly I found that Korea did exactly the same as Taiwan, only giving covid subsidy to spouses of Korean citizens. Who copied who do you reckon ?One county governnent however was more generous in Korea and stated that everybody should get the subsidy no mater citizen or foreigner. Which I thought was pretty cool !
The city of Ansan, where more than 11 percent of its population are foreign residents, is the only municipality giving out cash payouts to foreigners, regardless of whether they are married to Korean nationals. It offers 100,000 won to Koreans and 70,000 won to foreign nationals.
Foreign residents will receive 70 percent of what Koreans get in cash payouts, given that the central government grants to local authorities equal 70 percent of what is allocated for Korean residents, he added. About 80,000 foreign residents in the city are to receive the funds.
Foreigners are also paying taxes and they are contributing a lot to the city, so we are offering the funds to them,” an official from the city said.
These are just cultural decisions and not related to logic at the end of the day.
Japan distributed to non citizens with arc.