Nation’s centennial year boosts marriages: MOI


TAIPEI–Boosted by the celebration of the Republic of China’s centennial this year, more Taiwanese citizens tied the knot, either to local compatriots or foreign nationals, than they did last year.

A total of 146,416 couples got married in Taiwan in the first 11 months of this year, representing a year-on-year increase of 19.7 percent, according to tallies compiled by the Ministry of the Interior (MOI).

Of these nuptials, roughly one out of every 7.5 involved cross-cultural relationships. A total of 19,622 R.O.C. citizens wedded people from abroad, including 12,316 from mainland China, Hong Kong and Macau, 4,432 from Southeast Asia, and 2,874 from other countries and areas, according to the MOI tallies.