Aging of Taiwan workforce continues apace

Taiwan's workforce continues to age, with the average age of employees in the local job market hitting a record high at the end of 2018, the Directorate General of Budget, Accounting and Statistic...

Aging right in Taiwan

The world’s population is getting older and in some places — especially Taiwan — at a relatively quick pace. Nine per cent of the world’s population is over 65 years old. In...

Aging becoming new problem for Japanese prisons

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Aging is becoming the newest challenge for managing a prison in Japan, NHK reports. According to Japan’s Ministry of Justice statistics, 11.8 percent of the newly...

Taiwan smart machinery sector to benefit from trade conflict

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan’s machinery sector could become a beneficiary amid an escalating trade war between the U.S. and China that has evolved into a currency war. Taiwan’s ...

Taiwan to introduce law encouraging middle-aged and elderly workers

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Taiwan’s Executive Yuan (行政院) is primed to introduce a draft act that ensures equality in the workplace for middle-aged and elderly workers. As Taiwan continues to fee...

Taiwan's Foxconn founder aims to levy NT$160 billion in taxes on wealthy

Taipei (CNA) - Terry Gou (郭台銘), a presidential contender of the opposition Kuomintang (KMT), said Saturday that if he is elected the next president of Taiwan, he will levy a tax on the wealthy that wi...

Get ready for the end of the EU as we know it, says Ivan Krastev

DW: Your last book has an astonishing title: "After Europe". Does that mean Europe no longer exists? Ivan Krastev: The book expressed my disagreement with people who take the European Union...

Singapore only approves medical diplomas from NTU Medical School for Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Singapore has decided not to recognize 57 foreign medical education diplomas from January 1, 2020, covering 20 countries and regions including the United States, Britain, Austr...

Fitness groups engineer exercise attitude adjustment in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan Today) - A campaign is underway in Taiwan to provide widespread access to affordable fitness facilities and bolster public interest in sport. In recent decades, the Sports Administra...

AP Interview: Thai PM hopeful wants constitutional changes

BANGKOK (AP) — The leader of Thailand's oldest political party says if he becomes prime minister after Sunday's election, he'll make careful but forceful efforts to undo undemocratic constitutional cl...

China's leaders want more babies, but local officials resist

BEIJING (AP) — Facing a future demographic crisis and aging society, China's leaders are desperately seeking to persuade couples to have more children. But bureaucrats don't seem to ...

Number of foreign workers in Taiwan tops 700,000

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The number of foreign workers topped 700,000 in late October, according to data released by the Ministry of Labor (MOL) Tuesday. Ministry officials pointed out that the...

Taiwan trains will have to provide seats for pregnant women and for families with children

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - Trains will have to provide priority seats to pregnant women and to families with children, according to an amendment passed by the Legislative Yuan Friday. The measure forms...

Taiwan needs innovative thinking to develop agriculture: President Tsai

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) called for innovative thinking to address the challenges facing the agricultural sector today and to bring about sustainable developments with...

Indonesian caregiver abusing elderly Taiwanese man caught on camera

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - CCTV footage of an Indonesian domestic caregiver abusing an old disabled man has sparked discussions on the issue of long-term health care in Taiwan. The caregiver has been ...