Undocumented caregivers in Taiwan present loophole in battle against coronavirus

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Undocumented caregivers from overseas working in Taiwan may prove to be a loophole in the fight against the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19), as the No. 32 confirmed c...

TSMC to recruit over 4,000 new staff for high-end process development

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC), the world's largest contract chipmaker, said Tuesday it is planning to hire more than 4,000 new staff this year at a time when the company is gearing...

Taiwanese women need to work additional 52 days a year to earn same pay as men: Data

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The latest report issued by the Ministry of Labor on Tuesday (Feb. 25) shows that Taiwanese women need to work an additional 52 days to get the same pay as their male coll...

Foreign companies suffer in China amid epidemic, slow recovery expected

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Foreign companies are having a difficult time maintaining operations in China despite some workers having returned from the extended Lunar New Year holiday; labor shortage...

Germany's immigrant community in Hanau reeling after attack

HANAU, Germany (AP) — In the German town of Hanau, a longtime immigrant destination with decades of coexistence between people of different origins, residents were left with the fear Thursday that the...

Companies in Taiwan begin to furlough employees due to impact of Wuhan coronavirus

AIPEI (Taiwan News) — The COVID-19 outbreak is taking a toll on Taiwan’s economy as furloughs have been reported in three major cities in Taiwan. The Labor Affairs Bureau of the Tainan ...

Furloughed workers in Taiwan to receive up to NT$18,960 a month amid virus fallout

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Workers furloughed due to the impact of the Wuhan virus will receive up to NT$18,960 (US$629) a month in subsidies, according to Taiwan’s labor authorities. The M...

Uighur whistleblower: China is 'arresting people without any reason'

It was easy to overlook the narrow, nondescript staircase leading to a brightly-lit basement mosque in Istanbul's busy Sultan Murat neighborhood. Below, a small girl ran around among the white ...

Taiwan employees should have right to refuse returning to China: Lawmaker

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan legislator Hung Sun-han (洪申翰) and Taiwan Labor Front Secretary-General Sun Yu-lien (孫友聯) held a press conference Monday (Feb. 17), urging the government to protect ...

Women's likability at work may contribute to gender wage gap: Study

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A micro-study with 32 participants in Germany showed mutual likability in all-female or mixed-gender groups influenced the contributions from the members; this phenomenon ...

Filipinos express relief at lifting of Taiwan travel ban

Following the Philippine government's decision Friday to lift a travel ban against Taiwan aimed at halting the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), members of the Filipino community intervi...

Philippines media report I-Mei workers’ letter played role in end of Taiwan flight ban

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte’s approval of a decision to overturn a travel ban on Taiwan motivated by the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) Friday (Feb. 14) migh...

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Today in History Today is Friday, Feb. 14, the 45th day of 2020. There are 321 days left in the year. This is Valentine's Day. Today's Highlight in History: ...

Filipino workers at I-Mei Foods Company in Taiwan ask their government to lift travel ban

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — More than 400 Filipino workers of I-Mei Foods Company have petitioned the Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte to lift the travel ban on Taiwan, reported Filipino media ou...

China faces conundrum on work resumption as coronavirus wreaks havoc

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — China is undecided whether to resume work now or delay, as the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to ravage the country. Work was supposed to be back to normal star...