. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Taiwan Bride Quota

TAIPEI, Taiwan () -- Seeking to boost the marriage prospects of Taiwanese women, the government is toughening its quotas on foreign brides.

Vietnam will be added to the list of countries on which it imposes import quotas for brides, it said Friday.

Taiwanese men increasingly prefer brides from poorer countries because Taiwanese women, being more educated and affluent, expect too much of a husband, said Chen Chin-hsin, head of the Civil Affairs Apartment. He urged his fellow males to woo Taiwanese women more ardently, saying language and cultural barriers in interracial marriages have led to high divorce rates.