MECO calls for renewed ties with Kaohsiung in wake of 'Marias' comment by Mayor Han

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- In response to an ongoing uproar within the Filipino community in Taiwan over Kaohsiung Mayor Han Kuo-yu's (韓國瑜) use of the derogatory term "Maria" to refer to ci...

Taiwan's Chunghwa Picture Tubes to lay off 2,500 employees

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- As part of its reorganization plan under bankruptcy, Chunghwa Picture Tubes Ltd. (中華映管), today announced that will lay off approximately 2,500 employees. Under its bankruptc...

Philippines envoy writes letter to Taiwan mayor about discriminatory remark

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Philippines’ representative in Taiwan wrote a letter to Kaohsiung Mayor Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) expressing his deep regret about the latter’s use of the term &ldq...

Art exhibition 'Beyond Nature' being held at Vital Space Taichung

TAICHUNG (Taiwan News) — The art exhibition “Beyond Nature” held by the Live Forever Foundation which showcases Taiwanese artists Hung, Tien-Yu and Lo, Yi-Chun’s works is in Ta...

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___ Worker visas in doubt as Trump immigration crackdown widens NEW YORK (AP) — The Trump administration's crackdown on immigration isn't just focused on those who ...

Worker visas in doubt as Trump immigration crackdown widens

NEW YORK (AP) — Immigrants with specialized skills are being denied work visas or seeing applications get caught up in lengthy bureaucratic tangles under federal changes that some consider a contradic...

Worker visas in doubt as Trump immigration crackdown widens

NEW YORK (AP) — Immigrants with specialized skills are being denied work visas or seeing applications get caught up in lengthy bureaucratic tangles under federal changes that some consider a contradic...

Taiwan govt. apologizes for placing Philippine flag in state of war at airport

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The Ministry of Labor (MOL) today issued a statement yesterday (Feb. 14) apologizing for inadvertently placing the Philippine national flag upside down in a state of war in two...

120 cases reported of foreigners working illegally in New Taipei hospitals over 5 years

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A total of 120 cases of foreign workers being illegally employed as caregivers at hospitals in New Taipei City have been reported over the past five years, resulting in over NT...

Vietnamese labor board demands investigation into warehouse fire, deaths in Taoyuan, Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Following the Feb. 6 fire at a Kerry Logistics warehouse in Taouyuan, Taiwan, which claimed the lives of three workers from Vietnam, the Vietnamese Worker Management Board...

Migrant worker 2018 remittances to top US$3 billion: Central Bank of Taiwan

TAIPEI (CNA) -- Migrant workers likely remitted more than US$3 billion out of Taiwan in 2018, reflecting their growing numbers in the country, according to the Central Bank of Taiwan. In the first ...

Mar-a-Lago chef says harassment complaint cost him his job

A pastry chef is suing President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago club in Florida, alleging he was laid off in retaliation for trying to stop managers from sexually harassing women in the kitchen. ...

8 unaccounted for Indonesian workers arrested in taxi in N. Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Eight unaccounted for Indonesian migrant workers have been detained for the past week after being arrested in a taxi by police in northern Taiwan on Jan. 19, reported CNA. D...

Rogue tourists among 11 Vietnamese caught hiding in back of truck in E. Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Some of the missing tourists were among the 11 illegal Vietnamese migrant workers found hiding in the back of a cargo truck on Thursday (Jan. 10), announced Taitung County Poli...

Taiwan extends relaxed punishment for foreigners who overstay visa

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Foreigners who self report that they have overstayed their visa will face a reduced penalty until June 30, 2019, the National Immigration Agency (NIA) announced today. ...