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Spinster remarks meant well: Chang

The PFP legislator's remarks are discriminatory in terms of gender and nationality, said Chiu Ya-ching of TransAsia Sisters Association, an organization that mainly helps brides from Southeast Asia.

Nationality has nothing to do with being a good wife, said Liu Chuan, a Taiwanese man who married a Cambodian woman years after his Taiwanese wife died.

More Unmarried Men than Women in Taiwan: MOI

Surveys conducted by the Ministry of the Interior (MOI) showed instead that there are far more unmarried males than females in the country.

Around 50 percent of women

between the ages of 20 to 49 are married, while only 44 percent of men in the same age bracket are married, an MOI survey conducted in 2010 said.

At the end of 2011, 2.17 million women in Taiwan were unmarried, while the figure for men was 2.7 million, another MOI survey showed.

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