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 inspiring life experience at a forum held by the Fair Winds Foundation on Jan. 4. ...

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 (...

Top Taiwan official apologizes for election slip of tongue

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A top Taiwanese official apologized on Saturday (Dec. 14) for suggesting that “it’s a waste to vote for small parties,” as the country gears up for the 2...

Natan Sharansky receives Israel's prestigious Genesis Prize

JERUSALEM (AP) — Former Soviet dissident Natan Sharansky has been awarded Israel's prestigious 2020 Genesis Prize for a lifetime of work promoting political and religious freedoms, organizers announce...

Weekend fair to feature immigrant women in startup businesses

Immigrant women in Taiwan who are running startup businesses or aspire to do so will take center stage this weekend at a fair in Taipei, the Foundation for Women's Rights Promotion and Development...

Free medical checkups offered to migrant fishermen in Kaohsiung

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The National Immigration Agency (NIA) teamed up with the Tzu Chi International Medical Association on Sunday (Dec. 1) to provide free clinical services to migrant workers ...

Migrant rights groups call for broker system to be abolished

A coalition of migrant rights groups rallied in Taipei Tuesday, calling on the government to abolish the broker system to free migrant workers from exploitation by manpower agencies. At the rally s...

New immigrant lunches to be introduced at New Taipei elementary schools

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The New Taipei City Government's Department of Education launched the "International Cuisine Education Program" on Monday (Dec. 2), adding dishes from seven ...

Children of immigrants break down cultural barriers in Taipei performance

Close to 90 children from new immigrant families showcased their talents and skills at a presentation in Taipei on Sunday that validated classes held by local foundations designed to help them avoid b...

Filipino-American priest opens doors for migrant workers in Taiwan

In 2003, when Filipino-American priest Father Joy Tajonera was sent by his Catholic society Maryknoll to central Taiwan's Taichung City, the first thing he set out to do was to find a safe space f...

Bettman unwilling to ‘start another news cycle’ on Cherry

TORONTO (AP) — NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman declined to elaborate Monday on commentator Don Cherry’s polarizing remarks and dismissal, saying the matter has been sufficiently covered. ...

Taiwan parties to announce legislator-at-large nominees for 2020 elections

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's three major political parties are slated to nominate candidates for legislator-at-large seats this week ahead of the Jan. 11 elections, with most of them bein...

Broadcaster apologizes for Cherry's comments on immigrants

TORONTO (AP) — A Canadian broadcast company has apologized for hockey commentator Don Cherry's remarks about what he believes are new immigrants not honoring the country's fallen soldiers. ...

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 ...