By: Chen Cheng-wei and Christie Chen
Taipei, March 13 (CNA) Couples comprising one Taiwanese partner and a foreign national accounted for about 20 percent of the divorces in Taiwan last year, according to data from the Directorate General of Budget, Accounting and Statistics (DGBAS).
The total number of divorces in Taiwan last year was 53,000, an annual increase of 0.5 percent, the statistics showed.
Of that number, 11,000, or 20.8 percent, involved a Taiwanese citizen and a non-national, which was a 3.3 percent decline from 2014, according to the statistics.
In 2010, the number of divorces involving a Taiwanese citizens and foreign spouse accounted for 26.2 percent of the total in Taiwan and was a 15-year record high. The major factor was a 24.4 percent spike in the divorce rate among Taiwanese-Chinese transnational couples, statistics showed. [FULL STORY]