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Taiwan Airport MRT to reward 100 millionth passenger with year of free travel

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taoyuan Airport Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) line will reward its 100 millionth passenger with one year of free travel before marking its fifth anniversary next year, repo...

Gambia will head to polls in 1st post-Jammeh election

BANJUL, Gambia (AP) — Gambians are set to vote Saturday in a historic election, one that for the first time will not have former dictator Yahya Jammeh appearing on the ballot. While...

Taiwan's new foreign talent recruitment law takes effect

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A law designed to recruit foreign talent by relaxing the requirements for them to work in Taiwan, obtain permanent residency, and receive tax concessions went into effect ...

Public can pick up pre-ordered Taiwan stimulus vouchers today

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Individuals who preordered their paper Taiwan stimulus vouchers can on Friday (Oct. 8) begin to pick them up at designated stores. Taiwan has launched its Quintuple Sti...

Taiwan stimulus voucher site now has English version

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Given that over 156,000 foreign residents qualify for the new Quintuple Stimulus Vouchers (振興五倍券), the government on Wednesday (Sept. 22) launched an English version of th...

Taiwan's immigration agency addresses resident certificate transition woes

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — After receiving complaints from foreign nationals about various challenges they encountered getting new identification numbers, the National Immigration Agency (NIA) says ...

Foreign spouses, APRC holders can apply for Taiwan's stimulus vouchers today

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In addition to Taiwanese citizens, over 150,000 foreign spouses, foreigners with permanent residence, and diplomats are eligible to pre-order Taiwan's stimulus voucher...

Taiwan stimulus voucher site fails to provide English version

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Although some categories of foreign residents qualify for the new Quintuple Stimulus Vouchers (振興五倍券), the government has failed to include an English-language version of ...

Pre-orders for Taiwan's free NT$5,000 stimulus vouchers to start in late September

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The public will be able to book pre-orders for Taiwan's new NT$5,000 (US$178) stimulus vouchers in September and pick them up in October. In October, Taiwan is laun...

APRC holders, diplomats likely eligible for Taiwan's NT$5,000 vouchers

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Foreign permanent residents and diplomats will likely be eligible for the NT$5,000 (US$179) in stimulus vouchers slated to be released to the public in October. To kick...

Foreign children with Taiwan APRC eligible for NT$10,000 subsidy until Sept. 30

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of Education (MOE) announced Monday (Aug. 16) that parents of foreign children who have permanent residence in Taiwan have until Sept. 30 to access a COVID re...

It’s a case of the blues for Taiwan’s Gold Card program

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s Gold Card program, highlighted by the government as a way to bring in high-caliber foreign talent, is currently at a crossroads as some holders repatriate t...

Ineligible for pandemic subsidies, foreign teachers in Taiwan feeling abandoned

TAIPEI — (Taiwan News) — As the Taiwanese government cautiously reopens its economy after more than two months of restrictions aimed at tackling the COVID-19 outbreak, foreign workers, and...

Taiwan balks at providing child subsidy to foreign resident families

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Despite pledging to offer the same pandemic relief benefits to foreign residents as Taiwanese citizens, the Taiwan government is balking at providing child subsidies for f...

Taiwan offering part-time jobs to foreign residents

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) —Among other benefits and plans, the Ministry of Labor (MOL) will extend its part-time jobs program to foreign residents impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic on Thursday (July ...