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Taiwan offering part-time jobs to foreign residents

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) —Among other benefits and plans, the Ministry of Labor (MOL) will extend its part-time jobs program to foreign residents impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic on Thursday (July ...

Taiwan's annual Dajia Matsu pilgrimage begins

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The 2021 Dajia Matsu Pilgrimage Procession got underway without a hitch on Friday (April 9) in the central city of Taichung. Every year Matsu, the patron goddess of sea...

Japanese student emerges as soccer star in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Maezato Rikuto, a Japanese man who came to Taiwan to study Mandarin four years ago, is now one of the most dominant players in the Taiwan Football Premier League (TFPL). ...

Foreigners in Taipei to have same COVID-19 vaccine eligibility as Taiwanese

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) said Tuesday (March 23) that foreign residents of the city will have equal access to the coronavirus vaccine as their Taiwanese counterparts. ...

Ukrainian model shares touching story behind her move to Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Lina Zhytielieva, a Ukrainian model who moved to Taiwan at a young age, recently shared the story behind her mother sending her to a foreign country by herself. During ...

More foreigners want to move to Taiwan amid COVID pandemic

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwanese-American entrepreneur Dave Lu (呂曉龍) said he has seen more foreigners wanting to move to Taiwan since the global coronavirus outbreak began. In an interview wi...

ARC number format to match Taiwan ID in January

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The government's planned change to the numbering system of the Alien Resident Certificate (ARC) and Alien Permanent Resident Certificate (APRC) to have them match the ...

Taiwan's Taitung offers exclusive tour packages, gifts for expats

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taitung County Government is targeting the 780,000 foreigners living in Taiwan by rolling out exclusive tour packages and offering a limited number of hand cream and trave...

Taiwan's coronavirus test rule for ARC holders ends tomorrow

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Friday announced that it will be discontinuing a requirement that foreign Alien Resident Certificate (ARC) holders f...

ARC holders angered over coronavirus test requirement to enter Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Foreign residents of Taiwan are lodging complaints with the government over a policy that requires Alien Resident Certificate (ARC, 居留證) holders to provide proof of a nega...

Foreigners without Taiwanese health insurance cards can still get masks

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s National Health Insurance Administration reassured foreigners living in Taiwan without National Health Insurance (NHI) cards that they too will be able to r...

7 changes to affect foreigners living in Taiwan in 2020

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Multiple changes will go into effect in Taiwan in the new year. Here is a list of several that foreigners living in the country should know. Increase of minimum monthly...

ARC number format to match Taiwan national ID in 2020

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taiwan government's planned change of the numbering system for its Alien Resident Certificate (ARC) to match the Taiwan national identification card is to go into ...

English teacher in Taiwan resigns over TutorABC's intrusive 'one China' policy

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An email from the English teaching website TutorABC surfaced on Saturday (Nov. 2), sent in response to the resignation of an instructor who refused to conform to new, drac...

Taiwan’s MOI mulls revision of uniform ID number for foreigners

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan’s Ministry of the Interior (MOI) said in an English news release on Feb. 11, reinforcing the government's dedication to revising "the numerical forma...