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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...

Activists want China to free Taiwan human rights worker as jail term nears end

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As the end is approaching on China’s five-year prison term for Taiwanese human rights worker Lee Ming-che (李明哲), activists called Friday (March 18) on Beijing to fre...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Friday, Dec. 17, the 351st day of 2021. There are 14 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Dec. 17,...

Lockdown on migrant workers in Taiwan's Miaoli to be lifted on Tuesday

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Foreign workers in Miaoli County will no longer be confined to their dormitories beginning on Tuesday (June 29) as local COVID-19 cases have been brought down to zero. ...

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...

Video shows migrant workers in Taiwan's Miaoli herded into packs

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A migrant worker has shared video footage showing how their factory now restricts the movements of foreign employees and herds them in groups as they go to and from work. ...

Taiwan human rights group condemns COVID stay-at-home order for migrant workers

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A decision by the Miaoli County Government ordering all migrant workers in the region to stay inside because of COVID-19 amounted to discrimination, the Taiwan Association...

Activists demand China allow jailed Taiwan human rights worker family visits

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Four years after Taiwanese human rights advocate Lee Ming-che (李明哲) disappeared in China, activists on Wednesday (March 17) demanded the restoration of visiting rights to ...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Thursday, Dec. 17, the 352nd day of 2020. There are 14 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Dec. 17...

Lawsuit aims at pressing Taiwan's government to halt digital ID plan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A court battle began on Monday (Nov. 2) as Taiwan's privacy advocates pushed to know how their government will meticulously prevent personal data theft when it rolls o...

Taiwan human rights groups demand action against budget for eID card

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The opposition should stand by its promise to freeze the NT$420-million (US$14-million) budget for electronic identity cards to be introduced next October, human rights gr...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Tuesday, Dec. 17, the 351st day of 2019. There are 14 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Dec. 17, 1...

New details released in case of ex-cop accused in 4 deaths

NEW YORK (AP) — Prosecutors are releasing new details in the case of a former suburban New York police officer charged in the killing of four men. The U.S. attorney's office filed co...

Human rights groups urge Taiwan to pass refugee act

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A number of civil rights groups in Taiwan called for the expedited passage of a law governing refugee applications on Thursday (June 20), marking World Refugee Day. The...

Int'l human rights group to hold first Asian congress in Taiwan

The International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH), a Paris-based human rights group consisting of 184 organizations, announced Thursday that it has chosen Taiwan as the location for its first congr...