‘Foreign bride’ from Cambodia to make history in Taiwan vote


Lin Li-chan poses for photo after a meeting at the Education Ministry in Taipei (AFP Photo/Sam Yeh

Yahoo News
January 8, 2016
By: Amber Wang, AFP

Taipei (AFP) – A woman derided as a “foreign bride” after her cash-strapped Cambodian family married her off through a broker is set to make history at Taiwan’s elections next week.

Lin Li-chan is running for lawmaker in the parliamentary vote — held alongside the presidential election — and is expected to win, making her the island’s first “new immigrant” legislator.

The term refers to those who came to Taiwan after the first wave of migration from China post-1949, when the island split from the mainland following a civil war.     [FULL  STORY]

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