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COVID cluster infection at Taiwan's Askey swells to 100

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A COVID cluster infection centered at an Askey Computer Corp. (亞旭電腦) factory in Taoyuan City has grown to 100 cases, including 69 foreign migrant workers. Taoyuan Mayor...

Undocumented Filipina worker arrested in northern Taiwan after vaccination

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An unaccounted for migrant worker was arrested at a vaccination station on Tuesday (Dec. 7), despite promises by the government that it would not arrest foreign workers wh...

Taiwan encourages visa overstayers to get vaccinated, promises no arrests

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) head Chen Shih-chung (陳時中) on Monday (Dec. 6) encouraged the public to take available doses of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine, some of...

Taiwan mulls making COVID vaccinations available at shopping malls, PX Mart stores

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Cabinet is floating the idea of offering vaccinations at shopping malls and retailers as it ramps up its COVID-19 inoculation campaign against the fresh threat of the ...

35 undocumented migrant workers arrested, tested for COVID

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — National Immigration Agency (NIA) officers last week arrested 35 undocumented Vietnamese migrant workers in a large steel mill in central Taiwan. The Changhua County Sp...

Taiwan seeks solution to rising number of unaccounted-for migrant workers

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taiwanese government on Wednesday (Oct. 21) promised to come up with practical solutions for the overwhelming number of unaccounted-for migrant workers in the country....

Vietnamese worker arrested for 'magic marker' license plate in south Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An unaccounted for Vietnamese worker was apprehended after an immigration officer spotted him riding a motorcycle in southern Taiwan with a homemade license plate. Whil...

25 illegal migrant workers arrested in S. Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The National Immigration Agency (NIA) on Tuesday (Aug. 4) announced that a total of 25 undocumented migrant workers were recently arrested in the southern city of Tainan. ...

Police nab 12 undocumented workers in W. Taiwan's ASEAN Plaza

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — During patrols of ASEAN Plaza over the weekend in western Taiwan's Taichung City, police apprehended 12 Indonesian and Vietnamese unaccounted for workers. Situated ...

Undocumented caregivers in Taiwan present loophole in battle against coronavirus

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Undocumented foreign caregivers working in Taiwan may prove to be a loophole in the fight against the coronavirus (COVID-19), as the No. 32 confirmed case has been identif...

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 ...

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...

Record 40 Indonesian migrant workers deported from Taiwan in one day

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Forty illegal Indonesian migrant workers were deported on Monday (May 27), setting a single day record for deportations of foreign workers, announced the National Immigration A...

Ghanaian busted for DUI overstayed Taiwan visa for 19 years

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A Ghanaian man arrested on Sunday (March 31) for driving under the influence of alcohol has been discovered to have overstayed his visa in Taiwan for 19 years, reported CNA. ...

22 unaccounted for Vietnamese workers, tourists nabbed in Taipei slaughterhouse

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Last night (Feb. 26), 22 unaccounted for Vietnamese migrant workers and tourists were arrested at a poultry slaughterhouse in Taipei, according to the National Immigration Agen...