China focused on jobs as national legislature meets

BEIJING (AP) — As job losses surge, China is joining the United States and other governments in rolling out stimulus spending to revive its virus-battered economy. How much is Beijing ready t...

Taipei Main Station lobby ban not permanent, protesters face fines: Ministry

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of Transportation and Communications (MOTC) on Wednesday (May 20) said there is no "permanent ban" on sitting on the floor of the Taipei Main Statio...

China focused on jobs as national legislature meets

BEIJING (AP) — As job losses surge, China is joining the United States and other governments in rolling out stimulus spending to revive its virus-battered economy. How much is Beiji...

Here come COVID-19 tracing apps -- and privacy tradeoffs

As governments around the world consider how to monitor new coronavirus outbreaks while reopening their societies, many are starting to bet on smartphone apps to help stanch the pandemic. ...

Malaysia opens up partly; all foreign workers to be tested

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia's government said Monday that all foreign workers must undergo virus testing as many businesses reopen in parts of the country for the first time since a partial...

NGOs urge Taiwan's labor ministry to step up migrant worker protections

A coalition of migrant rights groups staged a rally in Taipei on Sunday, calling for Taiwan's labor ministry to improve migrant workers' rights and safety. About 50 people, including migran...

Taiwan refutes Philippine claim that China has say in OFW's fate

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) on Wednesday (April 29) rejected a Philippine official's claims that China has any say over the fate of a Filipina care...

Virus warnings for Ramadan as some pandemic shutdowns ease

BANGKOK (AP) — The world inched toward a new phase in the coronavirus crisis on Thursday, as some countries like Vietnam and New Zealand with few new cases moved toward ending their pandemic shutdowns...

UN agency says 280 migrants stranded in unsafe port in Libya

The Libyan coast guard rescued 280 migrants in distress in the Mediterranean Sea on Thursday and diverted them to the shores of the North African country, only to have them banned from disembarking, t...

Vietnamese migrant worker found dead at Chiayi garment factory

The body of a migrant worker from Vietnam was found at a garment factory in Chiayi County, local law enforcement said Thursday. According to Chiayi police, the worker's body was discovered when a ...

India marshals more resources to stop virus, but gaps remain

NEW DELHI (AP) — India is adding more resources to tackle the inevitable rise in its number of coronavirus cases by announcing that private hospitals may be requisitioned to help treat virus patients,...

Migrant caregivers, domestic workers in Taiwan subject to centralized quarantine

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan on Friday (March 27) announced it is adjusting its quarantine policy regarding foreign migrant workers as part of its efforts to stem the coronavirus. According ...

Fans continue to question Bayern Munich's silence on Qatar

BERLIN (AP) — Even though the protests have stopped amid the coronavirus outbreak, many Bayern Munich fans are still pushing for their club to take its Qatari sponsor to task for human rights abuses i...

No deportation from Taiwan of undocumented migrants seeking treatment: NGOs

A coalition of nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) that fight for the rights of migrant workers initiated a petition Friday to urge the government not to detain or deport undocumented migrant workers...

Rally demands better work conditions for migrant caregivers in Taiwan

A women's rights group and a coalition of migrant rights groups staged a rally in downtown Taipei Sunday to demand better work conditions for women migrant domestic helpers and caregivers on Inter...