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German legislator announces plan for October visit to Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Members of Germany’s Bundestag are planning to visit Taiwan in early October, a Taiwanese legislator said during a trip to Europe Tuesday (Aug. 9). Social Democra...

Politicians mourn for Taiwan-friendly ex-Japan PM Abe

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Political figures across the political spectrum in Taiwan on Monday (July 11) paid tribute to former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at a memorial service held in Taipe...

Taiwan-based musician Kimberley Chen to speak at Copenhagen Democracy Summit

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taipei-based politicians and musicians will participate in the Copenhagen Democracy Summit on Thursday (June 9). Organized by the Alliance of Democracies Foundation, th...

DPP lawmaker, NGOs slam university over alleged labor violations involving Filipino students

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Democratic Progressive Party Legislator Fan Yun (范雲) was joined by the Taiwan Association of Human Rights and Taiwan Labor Front Friday morning (May 6) to accuse Kao Yuan ...

Exclusive: Philippine students at Taiwan university working grueling, full-time factory 'internships'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Filipino students at Kaohsiung's Kao Yuan University allege the school misled them about an internship program during recruitment and say they and their classmates hav...

Lawmaker, doctors, NGOs urge Taiwan's health ministry to improve pregnancy guides

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Legislator Fan Yun (范雲) held a press conference on Thursday (May 5) calling for the Ministry of Health and Welfare (MOHW) to update its pregnancy guides for expecting moth...

Taiwanese join Ukrainians in march for peace in Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Ukrainians in Taiwan and Taiwanese took to the streets together to protest Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and demand peace on Sunday afternoon (March 13). The march...

16 Ugandan students forced to work in central Taiwan factories

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of Education has barred Chungchou University of Science and Technology (CCUT) from recruiting foreign students after one of its 16 Ugandan students reported t...

Taiwan human rights groups call for action on Beijing Olympics

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Human rights groups and lawmakers from different parties on Wednesday (Dec. 8) called on Taiwan to join the international boycott movement against the 2022 Beijing Olympic...

Minimum wage in Taiwan set to increase starting 2022

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan Premier Su Tseng-chang (蘇貞昌) on Thursday (Oct. 14) is set to approve the Ministry of Labor’s (MOL) proposal to raise the minimum wage from NT$24,000 (US$ 854....

Taiwanese LGBT students report trouble at school

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — After conducting a survey among junior and senior high school students, the Taiwan LGBTQ+ Hotline Association (Hotline) said educators must do better for that demographic ...

Taiwan groups observe World War II memorial day for 'comfort women'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwanese women and human rights groups marked the 30th anniversary of the first time a victim spoke out publicly about her experiences under forced prostitution by the Ja...

KMT legislator protests proposal to amend Taiwan law concerning Sun Yat-sen

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In response to Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Legislators Fan Yun (范雲) and Chuang Jui-hsiung’s recent proposal to nix the requirement that the portrait of Sun Ya...

Private sector in Taiwan urges government to set up new agency to manage digital technology

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Many information technology organizations in Taiwan attended a meeting in Taipei on Wednesday (May 13) to continue their push for the government to set up a new national a...

'Academia Taiwanica' among name changes proposed by DPP for institute

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — On Monday, as China claimed credit for a new reagent for a rapid Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) test developed by Academia Sinica, Taiwanese legislators met on Monday (March...