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About masterchensays

Victor Chen, herbalist, alternative healthcare lecturer, Chinese affairs analyst, retired journalist

In 2018, 15% are 外配 in Taiwan

In 2018, 15% are 外配 in Taiwan Of the 20,000 newlyweds in Taiwan in 2018, 15% of them are 外配。 They are newlywed couples between a Taiwanese citizen and a foreign person or a  non-citizen of Taiwan. Between 1987 and … Continue reading

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Taiwan’s residential microenvironment

Taiwan’s residential microenvironment A study of Taiwan’s residential microenvironment in Taipei, Hualien, Chiayi, and Kaohsiung shows that in Chiayi, seniors’ daily indoor exposure to PM 2.5 pollution is between 74.9 micrograms/cubic meter and 81.7 micrograms/cubic meter, much higher than Kaohsiung … Continue reading

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Taiwan has 19,340,076 eligible voters

Taiwan has 19,340,076 eligible voters on January 11, 2020. There will be 17,232 voting places and 220,000 voting booth workers.  

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Over one million Taiwanese are on antidepressants

Over one million Taiwanese are on antidepressants In 2017, there were 1,273,561 Taiwanese on antidepressants.  They include 524,146 men and 749,415 women.  

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Taiwanese seniors make up 14.94%

Taiwanese seniors make up 14.94% of total population At the end of July, 2019, Taiwan had a total population of some 235,920,000 people. There were 17,030,000 people between 15 and 64 years old, Taiwan’s working age population.  They make up … Continue reading

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In Taipei, 349 people committed suicide in 2018

In Taipei, 349 people committed suicide in 2018 Taipei City’s bureau of health says that in 2013, 261 Taipei city residents committed suicide.  In 2016, 308 people committed suicide.  In 2017, 317 people committed suicide.  In 2018, 349 people committed … Continue reading

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Why do so many Taiwanese women die giving birth?

Why do so many Taiwanese women die giving birth? Between June 2016 and the end of 2017, there were 22 cases of women who died at giving birth.  They were giving birth to their first born, and they were between … Continue reading

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