By: Chen Cheng-wei and Lilian Wu
Taipei, July 4 (CNA) Of the 21,000 divorces registered in Taiwan in the first five months of the year,
4,326, or 20.2 percent, involved a divorce between a Taiwanese citizen and a foreign national, government statistics published Monday showed.
By nationality, divorces between Taiwanese and Chinese spouses accounted for 54.1 percent of the total, followed by divorces with spouses from Southeast Asia at 38 percent, according to the Directorate General of Budget, Accounting and Statistics.
The share of transnational divorces in the first five months was consistent with the 20 percent share of total divorces in 2016 and 20.8 percent of total divorces in 2015 but down from a 26 percent share in 2010, 24.8 in 2011, 24.0 percent in 2012 and 22.6 percent in 2013.
The data also showed that around 61,000 couples registered marriages in the first five months of the year, down 2,644, or 4.1 percent, from the previous year. [FULL STORY]