Taiwan to lower age of adulthood to 18 in 2023

Cabinet to discuss Civil Code proposals at Thursday meeting

Taiwan News
Date: 2020/08/12
By: Matthew Strong, Taiwan News, Staff Writer

Adulthood at 18 is in the cards for 2023. (CNA photo)

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The age of adulthood will drop to 18 from 20, according to Civil Code amendment proposals scheduled for discussion at Thursday’s (Aug. 13) weekly Cabinet meeting.

The change has long been demanded by human rights and social reform groups, with critics of the current situation pointing out how many other countries, in particular democracies, have set the age of adulthood at 18.    [FULL  STORY]

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