August 31, 1996 in Nation/World

Taiwan Puts Cap On Foreign Brides

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Seeking to boost the marriage prospects of Taiwanese women, the government is toughening its quotas for foreign brides entering the country.

Many Taiwanese men prefer brides from other Asian countries because they feel Taiwanese women - who tend to be better educated and more affluent - expect too much from their husbands, said Chen Chin-hsin, head of the Civil Affairs Apartment.

With that in mind, Taiwan has imposed a limit on the number of brides from certain countries that can enter Taiwan each year - 360 from Indonesia, 420 from Burma and 1,080 from China.


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