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How Thailand pushes Myanmar migrants into modern slavery

When the moon reaches its fullest in the coastal town of Ranong in southern Thailand, ships dock under the watch of the port-in port-out (PIPO) authorities — investigators appointed in 2015 to q...

Philippines: What the future holds under Ferdinand Marcos Jr.'s rule

A series of arrests and crackdowns on media outlets in the weeks before the presidential inauguration of Ferdinand Marcos Jr. on Thursday foreshadows a continued climate of intolerance for dissent and...

Vietnam's climate credentials come under scrutiny after activist jailing

Nguy Thi Khanh, a prominent activist and the first Vietnamese recipient of the prestigious Goldman Environmental Prize, was arrested by the police in February. On June 17, she was sentenced to tw...

KYU halts Philippine-Taiwan work-study program due to alleged labor violations

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Kaohsiung's Kao Yuan University (KYU) has suspended its Philippines-Taiwan joint work-study program after allegations of human trafficking and illegal recruitment. ...

Group asks for living wages, labor rights for 2026 World Cup

With this year's World Cup in Qatar clouded by labor and human rights issues, there's a push for the North American cities awarded games for the 2026 tournament to commit to livable wages, equitable h...

US trade official predicts Taiwan initiative will produce quicker results than IPEF

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The United States-Taiwan Initiative on 21st-Century Trade will produce quicker results than membership of the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework (IPEF) because of the two nat...

U.S., Taiwan to launch trade talks after island excluded from Indo-Pacific group

WASHINGTON, June 1 (Reuters) - The United States will launch new trade talks with Taiwan, U.S. officials said on Wednesday, just days after President Joe Biden launched an economic plan for Asia inten...

Foreign workers in Taiwan can apply for COVID sick leave benefits

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Foreign workers who contract COVID will receive 50% of their salary if they take sick leave, but can apply for labor insurance benefits. Like all Taiwan residents, fore...

Foreign workers in Taiwan only eligible to 50% pay for COVID sick leave

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Foreign workers who contract COVID will only receive 50% of their salary if they take sick leave, but can apply for some labor insurance benefits, while those who must tak...

Philippines: Can Ferdinand Marcos Jr. presidency mend EU ties?

Ferdinand Marcos Jr., the namesake and son of the Philippines' late dictator, looks almost certain to have secured a landslide victory in presidential elections that took place on Monday. With...

Infantino on Qatar: Migrant workers get pride from hard work

FIFA President Gianni Infantino said migrant workers gain pride from hard work when he was questioned on Monday about workers suffering in Qatar while building World Cup infrastructure. ...

Hundreds in Jakarta protest talk of 2024 election delay

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Hundreds of protesters, mostly students, took to the streets Thursday in Indonesia’s capital, voicing concern over rumors that the government is considering postponing the 20...

Taiwan Railways Administration employees plan to take more holidays off

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) —The Taiwan Railway Labor Union (TRLU) has announced its plan to expand its May 1 “no overtime” campaign to include the Dragon Boat Festival, Mid-Autumn Festival...

Are Pakistani feminists reluctant to talk about marital rape?

Since the first "women's march" in 2018, the struggle for women's rights has grown into a large-scale movement in patriarchal Pakistan. Pakistan's feminists have been relentless ...

Greece: Protesting hospital workers clash with police

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Protesting Greek health care workers clashed with police outside parliament during a demonstration in Athens Wednesday against proposed hospital reforms. Riot p...