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The People of Taiwan, Social Issues

teenage prostitution, highest standard of living, aborigines, greatest influence, juvenile delinquency

Taiwan has some of the same social problems as other places with large urban populations, including organized crime, teenage prostitution, drug abuse, and juvenile delinquency. In addition, some tensions exist between social groups. The majority of people in Taiwan came from or have ancestors who came from mainland China before 1949. They are known as Taiwanese and enjoy the highest standard of living in Taiwan. Because of their wealth and numbers, they also have the greatest influence on economic and political issues. Mainlanders are people who arrived in Taiwan after mainland China fell to the Communists in 1949. Many Mainlanders work for the government. Tensions between Taiwanese and Mainlanders have eased substantially. The aborigines, who live mainly in rural villages, are the least privileged social group in Taiwan.



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