Employers must provide masks to migrant workers in Taiwan during outbreak

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — It is mandatory that employers provide surgical masks to migrant laborers in Taiwan whose employment as caregivers necessitates visits to hospitals or other medical instit...

World's biggest yearly human migration begins again in China

BEIJING (AP) — As the Lunar New Year approaches, Chinese travelers flocked to train stations and airports Friday to take part in a nationwide ritual: the world's biggest annual human migration. ...

Migrant workers arrested in N. Taiwan for illegally transferring money from shops

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taoyuan City Police raided three shops run by migrant workers from Southeast Asia on Thursday (Dec. 19) and discovered that the shops had been secretly used as illegal...

Pope in Thailand calls for action to protect women, children

Pope Francis called Thursday for women and children to be protected from exploitation, abuse and enslavement as he began a busy two days of meetings in Thailand, where human trafficking and forced pro...

Tsai blasts Han for 'chickens,' 'causing trouble' comments about Taiwan's migrant workers

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) took itinerant Kaohsiung Mayor and full-time presidential candidate Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) to task for his reference to migrant workers as "c...

Filipina Instagrammer 'hurt' by Han's 'chickens' comments about Taiwan's migrant workers

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Filipina Instagrammer Shaira Habon said that she was "very hurt" by itinerant Kaohsiung mayor and Kuomintang (KMT) presidential candidate Han Kuo-yu's reference t...

Taiwan to import more than 300 migrant workers for farm jobs

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan will see the arrival of the first batch of migrant laborers who will be working on farms on a short-term basis starting later this month. The measure was impleme...

NIA says Taiwan's migrant workers should not be 'insulted' after Han's 'chickens' comment

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- After itinerant Kaohsiung Mayor and full-time Kuomintang (KMT) presidential candidate Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) referred to migrant workers as "chickens" last week and on Wedn...

Han says he won't accept migrants 'causing trouble' in Taiwan after 'chickens' comment

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Itinerant Kaohsiung Mayor and full-time Kuomintang (KMT) presidential candidate Han Kuo-yu is sure to stir more controversy after he said he will not accept migrants who "...

Video shows KMT presidential candidate call Taiwan's migrant workers 'chickens'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- While speaking about Taiwan's brain drain last week, itinerant Kaohsiung Mayor and full-time Kuomintang (KMT) presidential candidate Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) referred to migrant wo...

Analysis: India's Modi faces foreign pressures in 2nd term

NEW DELHI (AP) — Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi won a second term in office after responding to a suicide attack on Indian paramilitary forces in troubled Kashmir with an airstrike inside Pakista...

Minister of the Interior visits I-Mei, announces change to Taiwan residence permits for migrant workers

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Minister of the Interior visited Philippine workers at the I-Mei factory in Taoyuan to announce an official change of title on their resident permits from “forei...

More than 50 jade miners feared dead in Myanmar landslide

More than 50 people are feared dead in a landslide at a jade mining site in northern Myanmar, the latest disaster in a poorly regulated industry. Three bodies have been recovered and 54 jade miners r...

Meeting with North Korean leader gives Putin more leverage

MOSCOW (AP) — For Russian President Vladimir Putin, a meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un offers a chance to raise Moscow's clout in the region and gain more leverage with Washington. ...

Broker, councilman allegedly drugs, rapes Indonesian woman in W. Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A labor broker and township councilman has been charged with drugging and sexually assaulting a female Indonesian migrant worker at a hotel in western Taiwan. According to l...