Meanwhile, they are careful not to hand out citizenships to anyone that isn’t a super duper foreigner or one with tons of charity work over decades. Can’t let those immigrants get in too freely.
‘Everyone knows there are thee Chinas: the PRC, the ROC, and Vancouver.’
I’m guessing the plan is a few hundred high profile foreign hostages to use as bargaining chips when push comes to shove. Not some sort of wholesale immigration reform that lets in floods of overpaid, oversexed foreigners.
What is it?
But I believe it was either the child or elderly dependence ratio or both versus the number of working people. .
The bottom graphic is the decrease in the birth rate versus the increase in deaths.
Anyway we can see that right now is the inflection point for a massive change in society .
I can see that.
But inflection point for what?
For a super aged society . You already get the feeling a lot of things are geared to older people here. That’s only going to increase.
Ok ok I remember the point I was making !
It’s when the dependency pyramid is reversed.
It’s the inversion of the pyramid as the children start having to take care of more aged individuals in their family.
So what’s up then with the blue, red, and orange lines diverging?
Here it is to refresh your memory. You can’t just post this then walk away.
It’s the ‘Three Finger Guanyins Hand’
Goes to consult the soothsayer …
It means ’ you must choose the right path to see what is before you, choose wisely '.
The more diverse Taiwan’s population is, the trickier a PRC invasion becomes. Half a million American retirees would be a pretty good buffer against any rocket attacks.
The overpaid oversexed foreigners don’t tend to stay and don’t care about citizenship. They get laid for a few years then bugger off home. I think Taiwan is just trying to get their profile raised in the international community as to how open they are when the reality is the opposite. If push comes to shove the high profile professionals will be the first on a plane out of here
I’ve also thought this too.
Imo a diverse economy and population is much harder to accept an attack on by other nations.
A 99% homogeneous population makes it easier for the international community to view any attack as an internal matter.
Taiwan’s leaders will be long gone before anyone else realizes what’s happening.
Just at a guess it is a plot of the future projecting maximum, minimum, and in-between scenarios. But have no idea of what.
This! This times a billion.
As of the end of last month, the total population stood at 23,525,623, down 0.3 percent from a year earlier, or a loss of 194.2 people on average per day.
Academics have attributed the declining number of births to a lower number of marriages, the ministry said.
In the first quarter, 28,755 couples got married, down 13.25 percent from the same period last year, ministry data showed.
Corrected for accuracy
Bring in the sexpats?
That’s interesting, because I thought 2025 was the forecast year when the population went into absolute decline. Seems to have been brought forward. Covid, perhaps? Lower immigration?
Yeah, they got this whole Plum card thing wrong.
Rather than attract all these individuals from rigid specialist categories, they need to attract boatloads of randy English teachers by offering salaries of 150,000NT a month. Super spreaders indeed. Possibly adding policy provisions that allow you citizenship in a year (without having to renounce)if you are especially well endowed and a waiver from the adultery law.