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Expert lists reasons behind Taiwan's negative population growth

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An expert has suggested that an increase in the nation's marriage rate is a key to boosting Taiwan’s birth rates. Taiwan had experienced a population decline ...

China denies coercive birth control measures in Xinjiang

BEIJING (AP) — A Chinese official on Monday denied Beijing has imposed coercive birth control measures among Muslim minority women, following an outcry over a tweet by the Chinese Embassy in Washingto...

Chinese Embassy calls Uyghur women 'baby-making machines'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Chinese Embassy in the U.S. on Thursday (Jan. 7) proclaimed the detention of Uyghur women in internment camps has put an end to their role as "baby-making machine...

Taiwan sees first ever negative population growth

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan recorded a population decline for the first time in history, as the nation's deaths outnumbered births by nearly 10,000 in the last 12 months. Ministry of th...

Foxconn should look to 'pillar of Taiwan’s economy' TSMC: Terry Gou

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Foxconn must aspire to become as much of a driving force of the Taiwanese economy as Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC), said Foxconn founder Terry Gou (郭台銘...

Taiwan's first 'smart' geriatric hospital underway

TAINAN (Taiwan News) — As the issue of super-aging inevitably looms for the Taiwanese population, a leading hospital in Tainan is building the country's first geriatric facility aimed to mit...

Taiwan mulls loosening labor rules to allow more foreign IT graduates

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan is considering relaxing its rules for foreign graduates to work in the country as it seeks to address the talent shortage caused by its low birth rate. Taiwan&rs...

South Korea's abortion law revision plan sparks controversy

The South Korean government has announced plans to reverse the blanket ban on abortions that was imposed in 1953 and revise the law to permit a termination before the 14th week of a pregnancy. The pr...

Japan to doll out US$5,740 to newlyweds in bid to boost birth rate

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Japanese government is reportedly raising its subsidy for newlyweds as an answer to the country's ultra-low birth rate and demographic crisis. Starting on April...

Kinmen swimmer could be first in wave of asylum seekers from China

KAOHSIUNG (Taiwan News) – The arrival of an asylum seeker from China on a beach in Kinmen last weekend understandably drew headlines across Taiwan and beyond. The 45-year old said he had swum...

Calls for UN probe of China forced birth control on Uighurs

Politicians around the world have called for a United Nations probe into a Chinese government birth control campaign targeting largely Muslim minorities in the far western region of Xinjiang, even as ...

China forces birth control on Uighurs to suppress population

The Chinese government is taking draconian measures to slash birth rates among Uighurs and other minorities as part of a sweeping campaign to curb its Muslim population, even as it encourages some of ...

Taiwan's luckiest baby to be supplied new car, free meatballs for 45 years

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — All expecting mothers in Hsinchu City ought to wish they give birth to the city's 450,000th resident, as the city government has announced some generous gifts for the ...

US births fall, and virus could drive them down more

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. births continued to fall last year, leading to the fewest number of newborns in 35 years. The decline is the latest sign of a prolonged national “baby bust” that...

Brokerage worker loses paternity leave appeal in Japan

TOKYO (AP) — A Japanese court on Friday rejected a request by a former brokerage manager to get his job back after he took paternity leave at Mitsubishi UFJ Morgan Stanley. The case...