Filipino basketball tournament tips off in Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A round-robin basketball tournament featuring over a dozen teams of Filipino migrant workers from across Taiwan tipped off on Sunday (May 19), reported CNA. The tournament i...

More Vietnamese arrested for trafficking migrant workers to Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Five Vietnamese have been detained by the country's Ministry of Public Security in a case linked to the trafficking of 152 tourists in Taiwan late last year, it was announc...

Taiwan pastry operator agrees to pay migrant workers unpaid overtime

A New Taipei-based bread and pastry operator has agreed to compensate its migrant workers from Vietnam as part of a settlement over a dispute involving unpaid overtime, the city's Labor Affairs D...

Seven more firms pledge to invest over NT$34 billion in Taiwan

An additional seven Taiwanese firms have pledged to invest more than NT$34 billion in Taiwan at a time when the government is urging companies operating overseas to relocate some of their investments...

Minister of the Interior visits I-Mei, announces change to Taiwan residence permits for migrant workers

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Minister of the Interior visited Philippine workers at the I-Mei factory in Taoyuan to announce an official change of title on their resident permits from “forei...

Vietnamese woman in Taiwan giving back after long road to self-sufficiency

Starting a business in Taiwan's highly competitive service sector has never been easy, especially for someone like Huang Chun-chuang (黃春莊), a Vietnam native who came to Taiwan 18 years ago to get ...

Taiwan's new e-bike helmet law to impact foreign commuters

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- In an effort to better regulate electric bicycles and address the rise in injuries and deaths from the vehicles, the Legislature on Monday (April 29) passed a preliminary revie...

Far-right in Spain sweeps town with anti-migrant message

EL EJIDO, Spain (AP) — Surrounded by miles of greenhouses where migrant workers grow fruit and vegetables for the rest of Europe, this sleepy town on the sunbaked Mediterranean coast has become a beac...

Hundreds of migrant workers protest in Taipei against brokers, demand direct hiring

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Hundreds of migrant workers marched in Taipei on Sunday (April 28) to protest against the brokerage system and demanded that it be replaced with a government-to-government dire...

Indonesian caregiver handed 6-month jail term for abandoning elderly Taiwanese woman

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- An Indonesian caregiver on Wednesday (April 24) was handed down a sentence of six months in prison or pay a fine of NT$180,000 for abandoning the 90-year-old Taiwanese woman in...

2 drunk Burmese, American-Korean assault reporter, harass woman at Kaohsiung 7-Eleven

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Three foreign fishery workers were arrested this morning after they disturbed the peace, assaulted a reporter, and harassed a woman in front of a 7-Eleven in the southern Taiwa...

Broker, councilman allegedly drugs, rapes Indonesian woman in W. Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A labor broker and township councilman has been charged with drugging and sexually assaulting a female Indonesian migrant worker at a hotel in western Taiwan. According to l...

Voters line up to cast ballots in early Indonesia general election in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Indonesian workers and students lined up at a polling station near the Taipei Grand Mosque in Taipei on Sunday to cast ballots in early Indonesian General Election. The...

New voting system introduced as Taiwan-based Filipinos go to polls

A new voting system has been introduced to Philippines' representative offices in Taiwan for the Filipino mid-term elections starting Saturday, according to the Manila Economic and Cultural Office...

Japan's new visa regulation opens door to foreign labor

New Japanese visa regulations went into effect on April 1, allowing more migrant workers to enter Japan and take up some of the tens of thousands blue-collar jobs that are currently unfilled. While t...