Taiwan seeks solution to rising number of unaccounted-for migrant workers

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taiwanese government on Wednesday (Oct. 21) promised to come up with practical solutions for the overwhelming number of unaccounted-for migrant workers in the country....

Taiwan all at sea on illegal fishing practices

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Fisheries Agency intends to overturn a U.S. decision that censures the nation’s fishing fleets by proving that it does in fact comply with International...

Filipino tests positive for coronavirus 2 weeks after Taiwan quarantine ends

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Thursday (Oct. 15) announced one new imported case of Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) from the Philippines. During a...

Berlin halts demolition of 'comfort women' memorial amid diplomatic row with Japan

A Berlin court has temporarily halted Wednesday's planned removal of a bronze memorial to victims of forced sexual slavery. The memorial can remain in place for now, until "all of the distric...

Fans cheer return of NBA broadcasts in China

BEIJING (AP) — Basketball fans in Beijing cheered national broadcaster CCTV’s decision to resume broadcasts of NBA games Saturday after a year-long absence brought on by a dispute over politics in Hon...

Officials: Nigerian migrant burned alive in Libya's Tripoli

CAIRO (AP) — A migrant worker was burned to death in the Libyan capital, U.N. and government officials said Wednesday, the latest in abuses that migrants and refuges face in the conflict-stricken coun...

Filipino prosecuted over holding sea turtle in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Philippine migrant worker has been prosecuted for touching a sea turtle at Liuqiu (Lambai Island) off southwestern Taiwan. The 45-year-old man from the Philippines wa...

Thai novelist depicts life of migrant workers in Taiwan in new book

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Award-winning Thai novelist Rewat Panpipat on Friday (Oct. 2) has released his latest book "Birds on a Wire" (候鳥) and said it was inspired by the stories of real...

Caregiver caught on video allegedly abusing elderly woman in New Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A video of a migrant caregiver allegedly abusing an elderly woman in a wheelchair sparked public outrage after it was uploaded on Facebook Tuesday afternoon (Sept. 29). ...

Taiwan's migrant worker population drops below 700,000 due to border control measures

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The number of migrant workers in Taiwan dropped below 700,000 at the end of August due to border control measures related to the Wuhan coronavirus pandemic, according to t...

Labor group details struggle facing Taiwan's migrant workers

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Located on the edge of Taipei's Little Manila in a narrow residential lane, the Taiwan International Workers' Association (TIWA), established in 1999, forges ties ...

Filipino migrant worker tests positive for coronavirus upon arrival in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Monday (Sept. 14) announced one new case of Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) imported from the Philippines. During a ...

Migrant worker football league takes off in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taiwan Immigrant's Football League (TIFL) is an impressive organizational feat recently launched by the nation's blue-collar foreign workers, and it looks off ...

Taiwan's top watchdog body to investigate safety, rights of migrant caregivers

Two members of the Control Yuan, the watchdog branch of the government, said Monday they will launch an investigation into whether government agencies are doing enough to guarantee the safety and righ...

Taiwan confirms Filipino migrant, woman working in Indonesia as coronavirus cases

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A migrant worker from the Philippines and a Taiwanese returning from work in Indonesia are Taiwan’s two latest Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) cases, bringing the total...