U.S. report accuses Taiwan of human rights violations

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The U.S. Department of State accused Taiwan of various human rights abuses in its “Country Reports on Human Rights Practices for 2016” (full report). The report ...

Absconded foreign worker dies after plunging into ravine

Taipei (Taiwan News) -- A foreign worker, who had absconded from his job, perished Tuesday after falling into a 100-meter deep ravine,  according to Nantou County police. The man's ro...

Taxes? Trade? How Trump could affect key areas of economy

Donald Trump won the presidency by pledging to restore a vanished and golden economic era, when growth roared, factory jobs flourished and America sat unchallenged atop the global economy. ...

Law amendment underway to ease foreign worker woes

Taipei, June 22 (CNA) A law amendment to allow foreign workers to save making trips overseas after they have worked for over three years in Taiwan passed its first reading at the legislative Social We...

Lawmaker fears for life after pushing pro-foreign worker law revision

Taipei, June 22 (CNA) A Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) lawmaker said Wednesday she fears for her personal safety after championing a law amendment that seeks to benefit foreign workers in Taiwan...

Taiwan introduces training for employers of foreign caregivers

Starting July 1, people in Taiwan who apply for permission to hire a foreign caregiver or domestic helper will be required to attend a workshop on the rights of foreign workers, the Ministry of Labor ...

Foreign workers joining IS will be fired and deported: minister of labor

In response to an Indonesian labor official’s statement that Indonesian migrant workers in democratic countries can easily become targets of Islamic State (IS) recruitment, Taiwan’s Minister of Labor ...

Illegal foreign worker brokerage ring busted

The mastermind of an illegal foreign worker brokerage ring and his accomplices have been arrested and 28 Indonesian workers who left their legal employers have been rescued, the National Immigratio...

Employers required to report migrant workers' residence changes

Employers who hire migrant workers are required to report any changes of residence of the workers to relevant authorities or face fines and have their right to employ the workers revoked, the Yun...

Online application for blue-collar foreign laborers to begin

Taipei, Nov. 10 (CNA) Taiwan will open online applications for blue-collar foreign laborers from Nov. 16 on a trial basis, following the opening in October of online applications for white-collar...

Indonesia to resume sending fishermen to work on Taiwanese vessels

Jakarta,Oct. 23 (CNA) Indonesia will resume allowing its fishermen to work on Taiwanese vessels, seven months after it announced a suspension in a bid to improve the working conditions of the migran...

Migrant workers group demand fair treatment of fishing boat workers

Taipei, Aug. 24 (CNA) Members of Migrant Empowerment Network in Taiwan (MENT) staged a rally in front of the Ministry of Labor Monday, demanding that Taiwan's fishing boat owners stop deducting meal...

Foreign workers reminded not to eat dog, cat or face heavy penalty

Taipei, June 20 (CNA) The authorities are asking employers of foreign workers in Taiwan and recruitment agencies to step up animal rights education to help prevent cat or dog-eating incidents, the Wor...

Saudi Arabia says suicide bomber was Islamic State operative

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) -- Saudi Arabia has confirmed that Friday's suicide bombing at a Shiite mosque in the east of the country that killed 21 was carried out by an Islamic State militant, backing...

Police terminate long missing record of foreign worker

Hsilo police station in Yunlin County received a report which indicated that a foreign laborer often wandered about near the intersection of Chunghwa Road and Renhe Road. Police also noticed a woman n...