Migrant advocacy organization in Taiwan prefers to focus on positive

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — On an upper floor of a scruffy white building near Taipei Main Station — hidden above a stack of hostels, boutiques, and cram schools — the five full-time empl...

Vietnam ratifies significant trade deal with European Union

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Vietnam on Monday ratified a significant trade deal with the European Union, which is expected to boost the country’s manufacturing sector and exports, as it recovers...

MOE probes alleged exploitation of Eswatini students by Taiwan university

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of Education (MOE) announced on Thursday (May 28) that it is opening up an investigation into charges that Mingdao University (MDU) has allegedly been exploit...

Over 40 Eswatini students duped into skinning chickens in W. Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Over 40 Eswatini students who thought they were realizing their dream of studying abroad were disheartened when they encountered harsh working conditions and long hours in...

Ocasio-Cortez among top Dems promoting Biden-Sanders unity

WASHINGTON (AP) — Joe Biden and the last rival he bested to become the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, Bernie Sanders, on Wednesday announced the members of joint task forces their campai...

May Day marks pain, not celebration for workers hit by virus

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — May Day usually brings both protest rallies and celebrations rallies marking international Labor Day. This year, many in Asia are shut up at home, riding out the coronavirus ...

Sanders advisers form Super PAC to back Biden, push him left

WASHINGTON (AP) — Top advisers to Bernie Sanders’ presidential campaign are forming an outside political group to support the candidate who beat him in the Democratic primary, Joe Biden, hoping to pus...

Spanish players criticize league's call for furloughs

MADRID (AP) — Soccer players in Spain on Sunday criticized the Spanish league’s decision to ask clubs to put the footballers on government furloughs during the coronavirus crisis. Th...

Bangladesh garment makers say $3B in orders lost to virus

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Bangladesh garment manufacturers says fashion retailers have cancelled or put on hold more than $3 billion in orders due to the coronavirus outbreak, though a handful have agr...

Garment workers going unpaid as fashion labels cancel orders

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — A survey of factory owners in Bangladesh found that major fashion retailers that are closing shops and laying off workers in Europe and the U.S. are also canceling their somet...

US report finds widespread forced Uighur labor in China

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. lawmakers pushed Wednesday for a ban on imports from a vast area of northwest China where the government has detained more than a million ethnic Uighurs after a report found wid...

Rights group: Lacoste gloves made in Chinese internment camp

Gloves made in China for the popular French brand Lacoste appear to have been sewn inside a factory where ethnic minorities face forced ideological and behavioral re-education, according to a U.S.-bas...

Taiwan revokes Far Eastern Air Transport’s operating license

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of Transportation announced Friday (Jan. 31) it was revoking the operating license for Far Eastern Air Transport (FAT), the airline which suspended its flight...

Voices of the 2020 Taiwan legislative elections: New Power Party

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Originating in the Sunflower Movement, the New Power Party (NPP) is a young party striving to make positive changes in the country while trying to stand firm amid its inne...

McDonald's operator fined after 2 workers die on job in Peru

LIMA, Peru (AP) — A company that operates McDonald's restaurants in Latin America has been fined $254,000 after the electrocution deaths of two employees who were cleaning a restaurant kitchen in Peru...