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Australian IT expert says Taiwan is no ‘ghost island’

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An Australian IT engineer who now calls Taiwan home is encouraging Taiwanese to take pride in their country, which has more to offer than its chip prowess. Tom Fifield,...

Gold Card Office navigates newcomers to Taiwan

An onboarding booklet that navigates you through daily life in Taiwan is also the work of the Gold Card Office. “For newcomers to Taiwan, simple tasks such as where to take the trash can be conf...

Taiwan looking to lure 100,000 foreign professionals by 2030

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's National Development Council (NDC) on Monday (Nov. 8) announced the ambitious goal of attracting 100,000 foreign professionals by 2030. During a seminar on...

Fees for extending Gold Cards unveiled

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of the Interior (MOI) has rolled out a new fee structure for extending Gold Cards by a maximum of three years at a time, in line with legal reforms aimed at i...

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...

Taiwan’s Employment Gold Card applications increase in first half of 2021

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The National Development Council (NDC) in a press release on Tuesday (July 6) rebutted media reports that said foreign professionals attracted by Taiwan’s successful...

Over 1,300 foreigners granted Taiwan Employment Gold Cards in 2020

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan issued a total of 1,399 Employment Gold Cards in 2020 as it endeavors to attract highly skilled foreign talent. The number issued last year doubled that of the p...

HK actor Anthony Wong receives Taiwan employment gold card

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Famed Hong Kong actor and pro-democracy activist Anthony Wong (黃秋生) has received Taiwan's Employment Gold Card. The National Development Council (NDC) on Sunday (Ap...

Popular American YouTuber obtains Taiwan Employment Gold Card

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Well-known American YouTuber Hailey Jane Richards (莫彩曦) has been granted an Employment Gold Card by the Taiwanese government for her promotion of Taiwan through online vid...

Taiwan's handling of pandemic proves to be foreign talent draw

The number of recipients of Taiwan's employment gold card, a special work and residency permit for highly skilled foreign talent, took a big jump in 2020, reflecting Taiwan's attractiveness as...

More foreigners want to move to Taiwan amid COVID pandemic

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwanese-American entrepreneur Dave Lu (呂曉龍) said he has seen more foreigners wanting to move to Taiwan since the global coronavirus outbreak began. In an interview wi...

Foreigners who earned US$67,000 salary can obtain Taiwan's Gold Card

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As the Wuhan coronavirus pandemic rages across the globe, Taiwan's Employment Gold Card program is offering foreign professionals a new option to live and work in the ...

Canada should increase engagement with Taiwan: Vancouver TECO

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As Canada looks to expand into Asia-Pacific markets, Ottawa should consider expanding engagement with Taiwan, according to an op-ed by Andy Kang-I Chen (陳剛毅), director gen...

American praises Taiwan's employment gold card

An American who recently received Taiwan's employment gold card -- a combination of work and residency permits -- described the application process as smooth and easy, the National Immigration Age...

Taiwan has issued 584 gold cards to foreign professionals in 2 years

Taiwan has issued almost 600 gold cards to foreign professionals in two years after the Act for the Recruitment and Employment of Foreign Professional Talent took effect Feb. 8, 2018, the National Dev...