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Taiwan’s National Development Council to lead delegation's Europe trip

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The National Development Council (NDC) will be leading a team of about 65 delegates on a tour through Slovakia, the Czech Republic, and Lithuania, the Ministry of Foreign ...

Taiwan to set up agency promoting bilingual by 2030 initiative

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Cabinet on Thursday (Sept. 2) approved a draft for the establishment of a center dedicated to developing the vision of becoming an English-Mandarin bilingual country. ...

American Institute in Taiwan director visits National Development Council

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) Director Sandra Oudkirk visited National Development Council (NDC) Minister Kung Ming-hsin (龔明鑫) Tuesday (Aug. 24) for their first meeti...

Taiwan launches 'Next Big' project to boost country’s creative image

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The National Development Council (NDC) will launch a “Next Big” category of companies to promote the image of Taiwan as a creative hub overseas, reports said W...

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’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...

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 ...

Taiwan providing NT$40,000 in subsidies to foreign cram school teachers with APRCs

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Cabinet on Thursday (June 24) announced a new stimulus package that includes up to NT$40,000 in subsidies for foreign cram school teachers with permanent resi...

Taiwan to extend COVID relief to 27,000 foreign residents in need

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Cabinet on Thursday (June 24) announced that it will be extending its relief benefits to permanent foreign residents who have been directly impacted by the pa...

Taiwan’s economy sees strongest month of growth in 33 years

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) —Taiwan's economy flashed a red light for the third consecutive month in April, reaching its highest level of growth in 33 years, according to the National Development C...

Damage to Taiwan’s economic growth minimal if COVID surge contained by late June

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — If the current COVID-19 surge is contained by the end of June, economic growth will only be 0.16 percent less than originally predicted, the National Development Council (...

Taiwan's foreign talent recruitment bill passes preliminary reading

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — After a preliminary reading, the Legislative Yuan on Monday (May 10) approved a proposed amendment to an act that aims to lower requirements for foreign white-collar profe...

Three industries in Taiwan to face talent shortages before 2023

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's artificial intelligence, offshore wind energy, and integrated circuit (IC) design sectors will face major talent shortages over the next three years, accordin...

Apartment rental demand surges as expats move to Taiwan in midst of COVID-19: Agency

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's aggressive efforts to fight the coronavirus early paid off, as the country posted strong economic growth in 2020, with a significant increase in the number of...

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...