Nearly 60% of Taiwanese working overseas are in China

Almost two thirds of Taiwanese working abroad are located in China

Taiwan News
Date: 2017/03/17
By: Keoni Everington, Taiwan News, Staff Writer

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Nearly two thirds of Taiwanese working overseas were

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employed in China in 2015, according to statistics released by the government on Thursday.

According to the Directorate General of Budget, Accounting and Statistics (DGBAS), 58 percent of all Taiwanese working abroad were based in China in 2015, which accounted for 420,000 Taiwanese citizens out of a total of 724,000 working overseas. The most recent statistics on Taiwanese working abroad.

The 2015 numbers represented a slight decline from 58.84 percent in 2014, or 427,000 Taiwanese workers, the DGBAS data showed.

The DGBAS said the slight drop in the number of Taiwanese working in China was in part due to the decline in foreign investment there due to the increasing cost of labor.

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