New ARC numbering system to match Taiwan national ID format by June 2019

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The Ministry of Interior's (MOI's) planned change of the numbering system for Alien Residency Certificates (ARCs) to match that of the Taiwan national identificati...

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New ARC numbering system to match Taiwan national ID format

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The Ministry of Interior (MOI) yesterday announced that it is going to change the numbering system for Alien Residency Certificate (ARC) in Taiwan to have them match the format...

Study: LGBTQ characters on network TV hit record high

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A record-high percentage of LGBTQ characters are part of the new TV season's prime-time network series, according to the media advocacy group GLAAD. The annual stu...

NIA provides new immigrants with entrepreneurship training support

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - National Immigration Agency cooperated with the Yunlin County Social Care Association and Formosa Taffeta (FTC) CSR to approach the new immigrants and provide them with the supp...

Mandarin Oriental Taipei Hotel open talent recruitments for new immigrants

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - National Immigration Agency (NIA) has recently been cooperating with international five-star hotel Mandarin Oriental Taipei to hold some training courses and talent recruitment ...

Travel volume via mini-three links continues to increase

Taipei, Oct. 13 (CNA) The travel volume between Taiwan's offshore Kinmen County and China via the three mini-links in the first nine months of this year grew by 10.87 percent year-on-year, accordi...

Young activist to make TV debut as transgender superhero

BANGOR, Maine (AP) — An activist in Maine who won a lawsuit over using the girls' bathroom at her school is making her TV debut as a transgender superhero. The Bangor Daily News repo...

After alleged sexual misconduct in Taiwan, Paraguayan official resigns

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- After news broke in Taiwan that a Paraguayan official had been asked to leave Taiwan for allegedly sexually harassing a female Taiwanese translator, and in the midst of a visit...

Paraguayan Immigration Director accused of misconduct by Taiwanese translator

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – As the Paraguayan presidential delegation visits Taiwan this week, an official from the country has drawn some unwanted attention for alleged misconduct, the director of t...

Workers strike at Detroit's Westin Book Cadillac hotel

DETROIT (AP) — A union is striking at Detroit's Westin Book Cadillac hotel, saying its workers earn less than counterparts at other Detroit hotels. Unite Here Local 24 President Nia ...

Taiwan’s e-Gate border check opens for Australian citizens

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan’s National Immigration Agency (NIA) announced on Oct. 3 that Australian citizens will now be able to use the automated customs clearance gates (e-Gate) when e...

Taiwanese citizenship process simplified for foreigners with 'Plum Blossom' APRC

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The process to apply for Taiwanese citizenship for the 90 foreigners who hold "Plum Blossom" (梅花卡) Alien Permanent Resident Certificates (APRC) has been simplified as...

Two Chinese men skip flight home, request political asylum in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The National Immigration Agency announced on Sunday that two men with Chinese passports transferring through Taoyuan International missed their return flight to Beijing, a...

Broadcasters, cable news clear schedules for Senate hearing

NEW YORK (AP) — The biggest broadcasters and cable news networks are clearing their daytime schedules Thursday for coverage of the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing involving Supreme Court nominee Br...