Qatar's evolution a work in progress as 2022 World Cup nears

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — The signs of progress are impossible to miss. And that's the point. Four years out from hosting the 2022 FIFA World Cup, Qatar wants you to know it's growing. Evolving. Not just phy...

Taiwan to tighten rules against migrant labor rights violations

TAIPEI (CNA) -- Taiwan's Legislative Yuan approved a third reading of amendments to the Employment Service Act on Friday, by which employers or employment agencies could be subject to a fine of up...

Saudi execution spotlights domestic workers' vulnerable lives

The execution of an Indonesian domestic worker by Saudi authorities this week without even informing her family and consular staff drew strong condemnation from Indonesian officials. Tuti Tursilawa...

Taiwan cracks down on sexual exploitation of Indonesian migrant workers

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A middle-aged Taiwanese man was arrested for operating a prostitution ring disguised as Thai massage parlors and for exploiting unregistered migrant laborers, CNA reported...

Indonesians in Taiwan celebrate their Independence Day in Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Indonesians living in Taiwan joined a celebration in honor of Indonesian Independence Day on Sunday, Aug. 19 at the 2/28 Peace Park near the National Taiwan Museum in Taip...

10 unaccounted for migrant workers arrested in New Taipei: police

TAIPEI (CNA) -- Up to 10 unaccounted for Indonesian migrant workers have been arrested in New Taipei's Tucheng District, according to a press release issued Tuesday by Keelung City Police Bureau&...

Taiwan ranked 19th highest GDP in world based on PPP

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Taiwan ranks as having the 19th highest Gross Domestic Product (GDP) per capita based on Purchasing Power Parity (PPP), according to data released by the International Monetary...

Seminar teaches migrant workers 'Taiwanese' skills

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Global Workers' Organization in Taiwan kicked off a seminar on practical and vocational skills for ASEAN migrant workers over the weekend. Last year the program...

Number of migrant workers forced to leave Taiwan for drunk riding of electric bikes growing

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A total of 56 migrant workers in 2017 and 27 between January and April this year were ordered to leave Taiwan for driving or riding electric bikes under the influence, acc...

New Taipei officials investigate overcrowding after Vietnamese worker protest

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- After over a hundred Vietnamese workers took to the streets of Xizhi to protest overcrowded living conditions, the New Taipei City Department of Labor Affairs said yesterday (A...

Fisheries Agency responds to film about migrant abuse on Taiwan's fishing vessels

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan News recently reported on the release of a mini-documentary by the Environmental Justice Foundation (EJF) discussing abuses faced by migrant workers on Taiwan&rsquo...

Mini-doc examines abuse of migrant workers on Taiwanese fishing boats

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A recent mini-documentary produced by the Environment Justice Foundation (EJF) has raised serious attention and concern over the living and employment conditions that many...

What does the Manila Consensus mean for migrant workers?

VANCOUVER (East Asia Forum) -- Despite the November 2017 Manila Consensus’s renewed commitment to protecting migrant rights, recent revelations of the torture and death of an Indonesian maid in ...

Duterte threatens total ban on workers going to the Middle East, if any more Filipinos are abused

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – After the abuse and suicide of four Filipino domestic workers in Kuwait over the past few months, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has been making tough statements to ...

85 Vietnamese and Indonesian workers arrested in New Taipei slaughterhouse

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- New Taipei police raided a slaughterhouse in the city's Taishan District (泰山) Tuesday (Jan. 16) and detained 85 foreign workers for questioning, mainly Vietnamese and Indon...