Crowds at Taipei Main Station told to wear masks, social distance

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan Railways Administration (TRA) said that it will continue to dispatch railway police and volunteers specialized in foreign languages to exhort migrant workers who ga...

Philippine parade to bring ‘smiling’ masks, costumes to Taipei streets Sunday

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In celebration of the Philippine's annual Masskara Festival, hundreds of people in "smiling" masks and colorful costumes will parade through the streets of T...

Virus exposes economic, racial divide in French health care

BONDY, France (AP) — Festering beneath France’s promise of guaranteed health care for all lie deep disparities across economic and racial lines — differences laid painfully bare by the COVID-19 crisis...

Taiwan’s domestic abuse hotline available in 7 languages

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The 113 hotline for the protection of women and children in Taiwan is now available in Japanese, in addition to Chinese, English, Vietnamese, Indonesian, Thai, and Cambodi...

AP FACT CHECK: Trump and the virus-era China ban that isn't

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's “ban” on travel from China is his go-to point when defending his response to the coronavirus pandemic. The problem with his core argument starts with the fac...

AP FACT CHECK: Trump wholly distorts Biden on immigration

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is assailing Joe Biden for immigration proposals that Biden actually isn't proposing. Trump's account of what his Democratic presidential rival says he'd do wi...

Taiwan saw spike in Hongkongers seeking residency in 2019

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan saw significant growth in the number of Hong Kong residents fleeing to the country last year amid months of political uncertainty and social unrest. According to...

Indonesian new immigrant in Taiwan shares fruits of her labor amid COVID-19 pandemic

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As a successful figure who defines how new immigrants can thrive in their second home, Indonesia-born Linda Tjindiawati has witnessed firsthand the growth of Indonesian co...

Editorial Roundup: US

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: ___ April 22 The Boston Herald on comedian Jimmy Kimmel's comments regarding prot...

Almost half of U.S. foreign-born in past decade had college

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Almost half of the foreign-born who moved to the U.S. in the past decade were college-educated, a level of education greatly exceeding immigrants from previous decades, as the arr...

Taiwan begins recruitment for youth ambassadors

Young Taiwanese who are interested in becoming "youth ambassadors" and represent their country in the Pacific, Southeast Asia or South Asia will soon have their chance to get involved. Th...

Indonesian office supplies face masks to students, undocumented workers

The Indonesian representative office in Taipei said Thursday (Feb. 27) it is providing some 2,400 surgical face masks for Indonesian students and undocumented migrant workers in Taiwan in an effort to...

First 'new immigrant' legislator looks back on achievements

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — After almost four years in the legislature, Cambodian-born Lin Li-chan (林麗蟬) shared her life experience at a forum held by the Fair Winds Foundation on Jan. 4. Lin made...

Taiwan-Filipino worker brokerage investigated for illegal currency trading

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taipei's Investigation Bureau searched the offices of the Philippine migrant worker brokerage Hua-gong-han (華公行) on Monday (Jan. 6) due to its alleged involvement in i...

Taiwan's new Taiwanese celebrate Christmas

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — New migrant families took part in an event that included singing Taiwan Christmas songs and making gingerbread houses at Station Front Metro Mall, in Taipei, on Saturday (...