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Migrant workers arriving in Taiwan can now skip 7-day self-health management

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of Labor (MOL) on Thursday (May 26) announced that arriving migrant workers will from Friday (May 27) no longer have to undergo seven days of self-health mana...

Beijing extends work-from-home order as COVID-19 cases rise

BEIJING (AP) — Beijing extended orders for workers and students to stay home and ordered additional mass testing Monday as cases of COVID-19 again rose in the Chinese capital. Numer...

Foreign workers in Taiwan can apply for COVID sick leave benefits

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Foreign workers who contract COVID will receive 50% of their salary if they take sick leave, but can apply for labor insurance benefits. Like all Taiwan residents, fore...

Foreign workers in Taiwan only eligible to 50% pay for COVID sick leave

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Foreign workers who contract COVID will only receive 50% of their salary if they take sick leave, but can apply for some labor insurance benefits, while those who must tak...

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Quadintel published a new report on the Global MVNO Market. The research report consists of thorough information about demand, growth, opportunities, challenges, and restraints. In addition, it delive...

Taiwan’s MOFA congratulates the Philippines’ president-elect, hoping to deepen ties

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) on Thursday (May 12) congratulated President-elect Ferdinand Marcos, Jr. on his election as the Philippines' next pre...

Xi promotes Communist Party youth wing ahead of key congress

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese President Xi Jinping on Tuesday promoted the role of the ruling Communist Party’s youth wing ahead of a key party congress later this year that comes amid rising economic and so...

Taiwan employers cannot forbid workers from going out during pandemic

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A new revision to regulations on foreign migrant workers released by the Ministry of Labor (MOL) on Wednesday (May 4) states that employers cannot forbid their workers fro...

Taiwan urges employers to allow Filipinos to vote in May 9 election

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Ministry of Labor (MOL) on Wednesday (May 4) called on Taiwan employers to let their Filipino employees vote in the upcoming Philippine presidential election. The ...

Infantino on Qatar: Migrant workers get pride from hard work

FIFA President Gianni Infantino said migrant workers gain pride from hard work when he was questioned on Monday about workers suffering in Qatar while building World Cup infrastructure. ...

Heat wave scorches India's wheat crop, snags export plans

NEW DELHI (AP) — An unusually early, record-shattering heat wave in India has reduced wheat yields, raising questions about how the country will balance its domestic needs with ambitions to increase e...

Malaysia urges countries to prioritise food over fuel as Indonesia bans palm exports

Countries should pause or slow use of edible oil as biofuel to ensure adequate supply for use in food, a state-backed Malaysian palm oil group said on Monday, warning of a supply crisis following an I...

Chinese nationals still banned from entering Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Chinese nationals are still temporarily banned from entering Taiwan, the Mainland Affairs Council (MAC) said on Sunday (April 24). The MAC said that as COVID-19 is stil...

Taiwan’s Pegatron registers COVID cluster at Taoyuan plant

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Work at a Pegatron Corporation plant in Taoyuan City will stop for five days after the discovery of a COVID-19 cluster involving at least 60 employees, reports said Saturd...

Nepal running low on foreign exchange, discourages imports

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Nepal is running low on foreign currency reserves needed to import medicines, oil products, cars and a range of other items, and will run out in seven months if things don't im...