By: Central News Agency
The number of Taiwanese nationals displaying aberrant behavior overseas has increased this year, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said Tuesday, noting that 53 such cases had been reported in 2016 as of the end of October.
Roger Luo (羅添宏), deputy director-general of the ministry’s Bureau of Consular Affairs, said its overseas offices handled between one to two dozen cases involving Taiwanese showing aberrant behavior between 2010 and 2015.
The number rose as high as 33 in 2014, and Taiwanese nationals were detained or even sent for treatment in some of those cases, Luo said.
But in the first 10 months of this year, the number of cases has risen even higher to 53, said Luo, who described the increase as a matter of concern. [FULL STORY]