Taiwan tightens tourism program for Southeast Asian visitors following abuses

A program that makes it easier for tour groups from certain Southeast Asian countries to visit Taiwan has been tightened after it was used in December to get more than 100 Vietnamese into Taiwan to wo...

Taiwan arrests suspected organizers of missing Vietnamese tourists

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan’s National Immigration Agency (NIA) announced today that they have arrested seven people suspected of devising the plan for 152 Vietnamese tourists to go miss...

Rogue tourists among 11 Vietnamese caught hiding in back of truck in E. Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Some of the missing tourists were among the 11 illegal Vietnamese migrant workers found hiding in the back of a cargo truck on Thursday (Jan. 10), announced Taitung County Poli...

NIA urges 124 rogue Vietnamese tourists still in Taiwan to surrender

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Of the 152 Vietnamese tourists who went missing late last month, 24 are in police custody, and the National Immigration Agency (NIA) urges the remaining 124 on the loose to tur...

Vietnamese travel to Taiwan may be affected by visa changes

HANOI (CNA) -- The number of travelers allowed to visit Taiwan will likely be reduced following the country's suspension of visas for groups of Vietnamese tourists, Ho Chi Minh City-based tour ope...

Taiwan immigration chief wants to nab mastermind behind missing Vietnamese

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - The day after taking office, new National Immigration Agency (NIA) Director General Chiu Feng-kuang (邱豐光) said Saturday he wanted to find the mastermind behind the disappearance...

14 rogue Vietnamese tourists nabbed, 134 still on the run in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Fourteen of the 152 Vietnamese tourists who went missing late last week have been arrested by authorities over the past two days, leaving 134 yet to be found, according to the ...

8 rogue Vietnamese tourists nabbed, women could be working in Kaohsiung brothel

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Eight of the 152 Vietnamese tourists who went missing late last week were arrested by authorities, while four others have been accounted for, leaving 140 yet to be found, accor...

3 out of 152 missing Vietnamese tourists nabbed in Taiwan yesterday

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Three of the 152 Vietnamese tourists who went missing late last week were arrested by authorities yesterday, while four others have been accounted for, leaving 145 yet to be fo...

Surveillance footage shows Vietnamese tourists ditching Kaohsiung hotels

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Surveillance footage and eyewitness accounts have surfaced showing that the 152 missing Vietnamese tourists left their hotels in Kaohsiung shortly after checking in and boarded...

Taiwan immigration brigade launches hunt for 152 missing Vietnamese tourists

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- After news broke yesterday that 152 Vietnamese tourists had gone missing from their tour groups, Taiwan's National Immigration Agency (NIA) has launched a manhunt to track ...

Thais work to salvage sunken boat; search on for 14 missing

PHUKET, Thailand (AP) — Thai authorities have begun operations to salvage a tour boat that sank in a storm off the southern resort island of Phuket, killing 41 people, as they search for another 14 mi...

The Latest: Chinese president calls for all-out Thai search

PHUKET, Thailand (AP) — The Latest on the search for survivors from boat capsizing off the Thai resort of Phuket (all times local): 11:20 a.m. China's President Xi ...

Search resumes for 23 missing tourists in Thai boat tragedy

PHUKET, Thailand (AP) — Divers who entered the wreck of a tour boat that sank in a storm off the southern Thai resort island of Phuket described heart-breaking scenes of bodies of children found in th...

Thailand tourist boats capsize leaving scores missing

One person was reported dead and 49 were missing after tourist boats keeled over off the coast of Thailand on Thursday, with stormy weather hampering the rescue effort. Officials said at least two boa...