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Taiwan's golden opportunity for reformation and transition: AmCham 2022 Taiwan White Paper

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The American Chamber of Commerce in Taiwan (AmCham) at a press conference for the release of its 2022 Taiwan White Paper on Wednesday (June 22), urged Taiwan to assure a s...

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...

Kansas researcher to mount defense over China ties at trial

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — The FBI agent who oversaw the investigation of a researcher accused of illegally keeping secret work he was doing for China while employed at the University of Kansas testifie...

Taiwan’s TSMC, Samsung want in on Washington's US$52 billion chip subsidy plan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC) and Samsung Electronics Co. want to be eligible to receive part of the US$52 billion (NT$1.5 trillion) in subsidies meant to ...

Chinese men's hockey team bombs out of Olympics with 0-4 record

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — China's controversial men's hockey team, which featured a large proportion of foreign-born players, crashed out of the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics without winning...

Expats head for the exit as 'easy' Singapore's COVID controls bite

Atar Sandler arrived in Singapore in 2019, seizing the opportunity to live in a buzzing global city that is also a convenient base to jet off to more exotic locales nearby. But after two years of m...

Taiwan ranks 16th for talent competitiveness: IMD

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan was ranked 16th in the world this year for talent competitiveness by the Swiss business management school, the Institute for Management Development (IMD). In IMD...

Hong Kong's zero-COVID policy keeps movers busy, gives recruiters headaches

HONG KONG, Nov 30 (Reuters) - Hong Kong's zero-COVID policy is driving foreign talent out of the financial hub and putting off newcomers even as some firms offer pay packages not seen since the la...

Gold Card Office navigates newcomers to Taiwan

An onboarding booklet that navigates you through daily life in Taiwan is also the work of the Gold Card Office. “For newcomers to Taiwan, simple tasks such as where to take the trash can be conf...

Taiwan looking to lure 100,000 foreign professionals by 2030

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's National Development Council (NDC) on Monday (Nov. 8) announced the ambitious goal of attracting 100,000 foreign professionals by 2030. During a seminar on...

Taiwan's new foreign talent recruitment law takes effect

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A law designed to recruit foreign talent by relaxing the requirements for them to work in Taiwan, obtain permanent residency, and receive tax concessions went into effect ...

Taiwan to set up agency promoting bilingual by 2030 initiative

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Cabinet on Thursday (Sept. 2) approved a draft for the establishment of a center dedicated to developing the vision of becoming an English-Mandarin bilingual country. ...

Fees for extending Gold Cards unveiled

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of the Interior (MOI) has rolled out a new fee structure for extending Gold Cards by a maximum of three years at a time, in line with legal reforms aimed at i...

It’s a case of the blues for Taiwan’s Gold Card program

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s Gold Card program, highlighted by the government as a way to bring in high-caliber foreign talent, is currently at a crossroads as some holders repatriate t...

Taiwan's legislature passes foreign talent recruitment bill

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Legislative Yuan on Friday (June 18) passed a bill designed to recruit foreign talent by relaxing requirements for them to work in Taiwan and obtain benefits. On Fr...