Taiwan's migrant worker population drops below 700,000 due to border control measures

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The number of migrant workers in Taiwan dropped below 700,000 at the end of August due to border control measures related to the Wuhan coronavirus pandemic, according to t...

Number of furloughed workers in Taiwan edges up

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The number of furloughed workers in Taiwan has increased slightly over the past seven days due mainly to border restrictions put in place by governments around the world i...

Taiwan's top watchdog body to investigate safety, rights of migrant caregivers

Two members of the Control Yuan, the watchdog branch of the government, said Monday they will launch an investigation into whether government agencies are doing enough to guarantee the safety and righ...

Taiwan opens its livestock industry to migrant workers

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s Council of Agriculture (COA) has agreed to open the country’s livestock industry to migrant workers in order to solve the industry’s labor short...

Future for Liberia's rubber farmers shaky amid economic woes

GBARNGA, Liberia (AP) — Christopher Reeves has farmed rubber for more than three decades in Liberia, selling his crop to the international tire-maker Firestone, which also operates the world’s largest...

Taipei names 18 hotels violating coronavirus quarantine rules

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taipei City Government published a list Friday (Aug. 21) of 18 hotels allegedly housing Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) quarantine guests in violation of official rules. ...

Taiwan to raise minimum monthly wage by less than 1% in lowest hike since 2016

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The official minimum monthly wage is expected to rise 0.84 percent to NT$24,000 (US$815) per month from next Jan. 1, the lowest rate of increase since a freeze in 2016. ...

Taiwanese employers who dock migrant worker wages can face NT$300,000 fine

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Workforce Development Agency (WDA) under the Ministry of Labor (MOL) on Monday reminded the public that employers and labor brokers face heavy fines if they are found ...

Foreign students in Taiwan not subject to 20-hour working limit during school breaks

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of Labor (MOL) reminded international students in Taiwan that they may work unrestrictedly during summer and winter vacations and that they are not subject to...

Coronavirus: Nepal's rising unemployment stokes political crisis fears

The COVID-19 health crisis has dealt a heavy blow to Nepal, with many Nepalis inside and outside the country losing their jobs. The landlocked South Asian nation has so far recorded 17,344 infections ...

Over 80,000 migrant workers in Taiwan stay put amid pandemic

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — More than 80,000 migrant workers in Taiwan have been able to stay at their current jobs or obtain other employment in the country as of June this year thanks to government...

ARC holders angered over coronavirus test requirement to enter Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Foreign residents of Taiwan are lodging complaints with the government over a policy that requires Alien Resident Certificate (ARC, 居留證) holders to provide proof of a nega...

New TV drama explores plight of migrant fishers in Taiwan

A new television drama that explores the plight of migrant fishers in Taiwan will be aired weekly starting Sunday, according to Formosa Television. "The Rootless," follows the life of 25-...

Taiwan devoted to creating Muslim-friendly environment: Report

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan has demonstrated its dedication to building a Muslim-friendly environment and has become a top destination for Islamic visitors over the last 12 months, according t...

Taiwan to ease restrictions on farms hiring migrant workers

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Ministry of Labor (MOL) recently amended legislation to allow farms that grow fruits, vegetables, grains, orchids, livestock, or seafood to hire migrant worke...