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[Cross-strait Express Comment 514]
According to Taiwan ’s “China Times”, Taiwan ’s authorities invested nearly NT $ 9.5 billion in the peak season of this year to encourage youth employment. The situation has not reversed in the past five months, and the youth unemployment rate has worsened. The latest October unemployment rate statistics released by the Taiwanese "General Accounting Office" shows that the unemployment rate among young people between the ages of 20 and 24 reaches 12.86%, which is not only 3.5 times the overall unemployment rate of 3.72%, but also equals the average of 8 young people in Taiwan. One young person is in a state of unemployment. The young man said sarcastically, "It is more practical to use the money to pay unemployment benefits."
This shows that the Taiwan authorities have invested a lot of funds and have poor results. Not only have they failed to change the situation of Taiwan ’s youth with high unemployment, but have made this situation worse. The high unemployment rate is only due to the fact that it is “singing merit” and lacking “doing merit”. It is a disappointment to waste so much public money paid by Taiwan taxpayers.
In all fairness, the high unemployment rate of Taiwan's youth is not only related to their personal needs such as employment, marriage, and having children, but it will also increase the hidden dangers and risks of Taiwan society.
Young people are tough-minded and active, but they are prone to impulse. In particular, whenever you are unemployed, you cannot obtain a source of life through employment, and rely on your own labor to support yourself; and relying on your parents and other relatives to maintain your life, it will become a dignity and a promising future. "Old people". A series of consequences such as lack of money to marry or find an object, forced delay of marriage, implementation of late marriage and childbearing, and even dare not to have children, have caused Taiwan ’s growing number of children to become more severe.
According to the statistics of the Taiwan Ministry of the Interior, the number of newborns in Taiwan has been declining after Tsai Ing-wen took office, with only 181,000 in 2018. This phenomenon not only anxious parents, but also makes the younger generation emotionally frustrated, holding a negative attitude of "broken jars and broken down", and even out of control, taking radical actions to vent their dissatisfaction.
The high youth unemployment rate is an important factor in increasing Taiwan ’s hidden dangers and risks. It must be taken seriously and properly addressed. Some scientific, reasonable, and practical responses can be considered, including the following aspects:
Taiwan needs to adjust its university majors and create more highly-required, highly applicable majors to change the current situation of many university graduates' majors that are not suitable and not suitable for employment needs; Taiwan should abandon the illusion of "Taiwan independence" that hurts both sides of the strait and recognize that both sides of the strait belong to the "One China On the basis of the "1992 Consensus," we will resume negotiations with the mainland, not provoking the mainland, releasing goodwill to the mainland, and also strive for more Taiwanese youth to go to the mainland for development. (Netizen in Taiwan, China: Zhang Liangzhang)
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[Responsible editor: Li Jie]