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DPP lawmaker, NGOs slam university over alleged labor violations involving Filipino students

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Democratic Progressive Party Legislator Fan Yun (范雲) was joined by the Taiwan Association of Human Rights and Taiwan Labor Front Friday morning (May 6) to accuse Kao Yuan ...

Taiwanese activist Lee Ming-che thanks U.S. for support throughout ordeal

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In a response to U.S. State Department Spokesperson Ned Price’s tweet celebrating human rights activist Lee Ming-che’s (李明哲) release and homecoming, Lee and hi...

Taiwanese activist Lee Ming-che expected to be freed from Chinese jail tomorrow

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As the Chinese prison sentence for Taiwanese pro-democracy activist Lee Ming-che (李明哲) is anticipated to end on Thursday (April 14), the Taiwan Affairs Office (TAO) says t...

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...

Ukrainians in Taiwan call for asylum law outside Russian representative office

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Several Ukrainian residents gathered outside Russia’s representative office in Taipei to protest Moscow’s invasion of their homeland, demanding an immediate ce...

Greenpeace petitions US to investigate Taiwan seafood giant

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Greenpeace has asked the United States Customs and Border Protection (USCBP) to intervene and investigate allegations of human rights abuse documented against the Taiwan i...

Taiwan groups observe World War II memorial day for 'comfort women'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwanese women and human rights groups marked the 30th anniversary of the first time a victim spoke out publicly about her experiences under forced prostitution by the Ja...

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...

Taiwan hosts only Tiananmen Square Massacre memorial in Chinese-speaking world

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwanese marked the 32nd anniversary of the Tiananmen Square Massacre Friday (June 4), and as a precaution against the nation's raging COVID outbreak, this year's...

Taiwan president pressed to pardon tortured death row inmate

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Human rights advocates on Wednesday (April 7) demanded an explanation from President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) for her refusal to comment on a petition to pardon Taiwan's lon...

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 ...

Groups to march in Taipei Sunday to commemorate Feb. 28 Incident

A coalition of over 50 civic organizations will march in Taipei on Sunday (Feb. 21) to remember the victims of the Feb. 28 incident and to protest against the lingering symbols of "authoritariani...