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Taiwan aiming to recruit more foreign professional talent

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As Taiwan looks to transition toward living with COVID, it is also preparing to restart its push to attract foreign talent to the country. Five Taiwanese tech companies...

Taiwan postpones Hong Kong permanent residency amid national security concerns

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Measures making it easier for professionals from Hong Kong to obtain permanent residency in Taiwan are being postponed over national security concerns, reports said Friday...

85% of foreign residents in Shanghai consider leaving China: Survey

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A survey of 950 foreign residents in Shanghai has found an overwhelming majority are reconsidering their future in China due to the recent lockdown. The survey, conduct...

Meet Taipei-based AI startup founder Han Jin, one of 'Forbes 30 under 30'

Despite the success of its first product launch, LucidCam, Han quickly realized he needed to pivot his business to software solutions if he wanted Lucid to survive in the fiercely competitive startup ...

Taiwan to launch program to retain migrant workers before end of April

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A program to fight a labor shortage by persuading migrant workers to stay longer will be introduced according to plan by late April, Labor Minister Hsu Ming-chun (許銘春) sai...

Cram school teachers, migrant workers can enter Taiwan with 10-day quarantine

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan on Monday (March 7) opened up to foreign cram school teachers under its business traveler category and lowered the quarantine for both white-collar professionals an...

Taiwan begins 10-day quarantine, opens to business travelers

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The mandatory quarantine for overseas arrivals was shortened to 10 days on Monday (March 7), and borders were opened to business travelers. The Ministry of Health and W...

Taiwan March 7 border opening also covers professional cram school teachers, entertainers

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of Labor (MOL) announced Friday (Feb. 25) that the planned March 7 opening of Taiwan’s borders for foreign professionals would also cover foreign cram s...

Taiwan enables foreign blue-collar workers to apply for permanent residency

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Amid a severe shortage in the domestic labor force, the Cabinet on Thursday (Feb. 17) approved plans to enable foreign blue-collar workers to apply for permanent residency...

Taiwan seeks to retain foreign workers amid super-aging challenge

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan will implement a three-pronged approach to addressing the labor shortage as it heads towards a super-aged society in which over 20% of the population are 65 or olde...

Strained US hospitals seek foreign nurses amid visa windfall

With American hospitals facing a dire shortage of nurses amid a slogging pandemic, many are looking abroad for health care workers. And it could be just in time. Th...

Foreign athletes with non-EU shots can compete in France

Foreign athletes fully vaccinated against the coronavirus in their country are allowed to compete in France — whatever shots they have received — as long as they remain in a health bubble upon arrival...

Foreign professionals' adult children can sign up for Taiwan work permit

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of Labor's (MOL) Workforce Development Agency (WDA) on Thursday (Jan. 27) announced that adult children of foreign professionals can now apply for work pe...

Djokovic could play in France under latest vaccine rules

PARIS (AP) — Top-ranked player Novak Djokovic could be allowed to defend his French Open title under the latest COVID-19 rules adopted by the French government, even if he is still not vaccinated when...

Foreigners in Russia outraged by new medical checks

Rarely has there been such outrage among foreigners living in Russia. A legal amendment made public just last week will require foreigners to undergo extensive medical checks. The amendment was approv...