The China Post
Date: April 23, 2017
By: The China Post news staff
TAIPEI, Taiwan — Government data released yesterday showed that 623 Taiwanese
people gave up their R.O.C. citizenship in 2016, with most of them replacing it with South Korean, Japanese and Singaporean citizenship, in that order.
The remaining became citizens of Germany (49), the United States (43), the Philippines (17) and Vietnam (17), the Ministry of the Interior (MOI) said.
More women than men gave up their R.O.C. citizenship. According to ministry data, 333, or 53.45 percent, were women, compared to 290 men,
In 2016, 189 people who previously had renounced their R.O.C. citizens applied to regain citizenships, a 43-person decrease compared to the number of 2015, the MOI said. Of those who regained their citizenships, 124, or 65.61 percent were females, and 65, or 34.39 percent were males.
The majority of those (55.56 percent) who regained their R.O.C. citizens had been Japanese citizens, with 13.76 percent Singaporeans, the MOI said.