Norway fund blacklists security firm G4S over rights worries

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Norway's sovereign wealth fund says it is banning all financial holdings in British security services company G4S due to the risk that it “contributes to or is responsible f...

Taiwanese, Vietnamese suffer smoke inhalation injuries from fire in Taichung dorm

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — After a fire broke out at a migrant worker dormitory in Taichung City early on Sunday morning (Nov. 10), 14 Taiwanese and Vietnamese required medical treatment due to smok...

3 Vietnamese workers saved from apartment fire in N. Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Three Vietnamese migrant workers were rescued from an apartment fire in the northern Taiwan city of Taoyuan on Friday morning (Nov. 8), according to the Taoyuan Fire Depar...

Taiwan in talks over dairy farm migrant workers

Taiwan is in talks with countries that supply migrant workers following an announcement in April that it would allow dairy farms to hire migrant workers on a trial basis. The move is part of an eff...

Collapsed Taiwan bridge to be rebuilt within 3 years

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The bridge in Yilan County’s Nanfang’ao which collapsed last October 1, killing six migrant workers, will be rebuilt within three years, reports said Wednesday...

ARC number format to match Taiwan national ID in 2020

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taiwan government's planned change of the numbering system for its Alien Resident Certificate (ARC) to match the Taiwan national identification card is to go into ...

Coast Guard busts illegal broker, 7 Indonesian migrant workers in W. Taiwan

Coast Guard officers have arrested seven undocumented migrant workers from Indonesia, along with a Taiwanese man who illegally acted as their employment broker, in Yunlin County, an official told CNA ...

Filipino OFW shoots video showing 63 scenic sites in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Filipino migrant worker vlogger has created a video documenting his travels to 63 scenic spots across Taiwan over the course of a year. Marc Peter Uy, 25, hails from ...

Taipei migrant workers demand abolition of exploitive broker system

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Approximately 100 migrant workers protested outside the representative offices of three Southeast Asian countries at 11 a.m. on Sunday (Nov. 3), demanding a statement on i...

Taiwan parents warned against kids visiting Philippines over polio fears

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Parents in Taiwan are advised to err on the side of caution if they are planning to visit the Philippines with their kids, since the country has recorded three polio cases...

Thai entrepreneur pushing insects as the snack of the future

BANGKOK (AP) — A Thai entrepreneur is pushing bugs as the next big thing in tasty treats. Thatnat Chanthatham is running a $100,000-a-month business that packages all sorts of baked ...

Taiwan, Philippines discuss key issues at labor meeting in Taipei

Taiwan and the Philippines negotiated several key issues involving the welfare of Filipino workers in Taiwan at an annual labor meeting in Taipei on Monday, but agreement was reached on only a limited...

Photo exhibition highlights talent of migrant Filipino workers

The talent of overseas Filipino workers was highlighted Sunday at a free photography exhibition in Taipei depicting the lives of migrant workers. The "Turning Point: Taiwan" exhibition, b...

Clemency sought for Myanmar workers condemned in Brit deaths

NONTHABURI, Thailand (AP) — The families of two Myanmar migrant workers sentenced to death for the brutal murders of two British tourists in Thailand in 2014 have appealed to the Thai king to spare th...

Taiwan arrests record number of overstayers, mostly Vietnamese and Indonesians

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The National Immigration Agency (NIA) arrested a record 387 visa overstayers in one day Saturday (October 19), the bulk hailing from Vietnam and Indonesia. From the ear...