Zla'od wrote:A colleague tells me that according to the United Daily News, a MOE spokesman has indicated that soon--like, in the next month or so--foreign professors teaching at national universities will be permitted to apply for ROC citizenship, without having to give up their previous citizenships. This is part of a package of reforms aimed at boosting the competitiveness of Taiwan's universities, by making them more effective in recruiting foreign professors. Apparently foreign professors at such schools are presently ineligible to receive monthly pensions, so the reform would solve this problem by making them no longer "foreign."
So, can anyone confirm or correct this? A few months ago, the American Chamber of Commerce newsletter indicated that something like this was under discussion.
And yes, I realize that this would be deeply unfair to other kinds of foreigners who lack these connections.
urodacus wrote:it would be nice to see the different arms of the government working together. Where is the strong guiding hand of the President now?
Ahah! in the cookie jar again.
Hokwongwei wrote:While we're on it, what exactly is the president's job other than making appointments? I've never really been able to pinpoint where presidential power ends and the premier's power begins.
hansioux wrote: deadlock situations like disagreements between the president and the premier is a thing of the past (by that I mean before KMT fled to Taiwan.)
Icon wrote:Back on the rumors topic: recently I've been hearing about several amendments in the alleged works which, if ever approved, would even allow "anchor babies". That for me is mindboggling, as I do not see them giving out citizenship just on the fact of being born here -instead of just bloodline, as it is now-, which has been a long struggle for locals, let alone foreigners. But one cannot help but dream...
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