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Migrant workers deal with relocation chaos in Taiwan's Miaoli

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — King Yuan Electronics Corp. (KYEC) migrant workers returning from quarantine on Monday (June 21) were shocked to see their belongings piled up in plastic bags as they awai...

Migrant workers in Taiwan’s Miaoli complain about lousy dorm environment

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Migrant workers at the epicenter of the recent tech plant cluster outbreaks have vented their grievances about poor dormitory conditions and ill management. Hundreds of...

Hard lesson learned from migrant worker clusters: Taiwan premier

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The COVID-19 outbreaks among migrant workers at tech factories have taught the country a hard lesson, said Premier Su Tseng-chang (蘇貞昌) on Saturday (June 19). In an ins...

51 migrant workers test positive for COVID in Miaoli County over 2 days

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Over the course of two days, Miaoli County has announced that 51 foreign workers have tested positive for COVID-19 along with one Taiwanese worker. At a press conferenc...

200 more foreign workers could test positive for COVID in Taiwan's Miaoli

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Tuesday (June 15) announced that up to 200 foreign factory workers currently in quarantine may test positive for COV...

Three Taiwan chipmakers to exceed global growth rate in 2021

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Three of Taiwan’s key semiconductor companies can look forward to their business growing by more than 20 percent in 2021, an even faster rate than the global compute...

Taiwan's Miaoli relaxes caregiver rules, factory workers still under lockdown

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Amid an uproar over the stay-at-home order imposed on foreign migrant workers in Miaoli County because of COVID-19 infections, officials on Thursday (June 10) announced th...

21 migrant workers in Miaoli questioned by police for venturing out

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Police questioned 21 migrant workers in Miaoli County for violating a stay-at-home order that has been issued amid cluster infections at four high-tech companies in the co...

Employers of migrant workers in Taiwan face fines for shirking COVID prevention responsibility

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Employers in Taiwan will be penalized if they ask migrant workers to sign an affidavit stating they will bear the consequences of getting infected with the coronavirus. ...

202 foreign workers test positive for COVID at 4 tech firms in Taiwan's Miaoli

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The number of COVID-19 cases associated with four tech companies in northern Taiwan's Miaoli County has risen to 249, including 202 foreign migrant workers, primarily ...

MECO calls on Taiwan to prioritize Filipino workers for COVID vaccines

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Philippines de facto embassy in Taiwan on Monday (June 7) called on Taiwan to include Filipino workers and caregivers in its priority list to receive COVID-19 vaccines...

Taiwan's TSMC, UMC mull setting up COVID testing sites amid cluster woes

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Semiconductor giants in Taiwan such as TSMC and UMC are considering establishing COVID-19 screening centers after a string of migrant worker cluster outbreaks that are hur...

Taiwan chip packager King Yuan Electronics under pressure due to COVID cluster

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A COVID-19 cluster outbreak is putting extra pressure on Taiwan-based chip packager King Yuan Electronics as all its foreign workers have been put under quarantine, leadin...

Asia shares hesitate, China imports underpin resources

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Asian shares turned sluggish on Monday as relief over a benign U.S. jobs report was chilled by caution ahead of key inflation data, while a coronavirus outbreak in Taiwan took an in...

Taiwan reports 476 local COVID cases, record 37 deaths, 35 backlog cases

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan reported 476 new local COVID-19 cases Saturday (June 5), including a record 37 deaths, plus 35 backlog cases and no imported infections. New Taipei City recorded...