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Soft Space First In The World To Deploy Live MPoC-Certified Solution

Awarded by PCI SSC, Soft Space’s FasstapTM is the first MPoC-certified SoftPOS solution in the market that supports secure PIN entry.KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA - Media OutReach Newswire - 27 February 202...

Taiwan mulls relaxing visa rules for transit passengers, Southeast Asian visitors

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan will introduce a visa waiver for transit passengers and landing visas for visitors from Southeast Asia, Vice Premier Cheng Wen-tsan (鄭文燦) said Thursday (Feb. 22). ...

The UK Launches ‘Women in STEM’ Scholarships under its ASEAN-UK SAGE Programme: Reinforcing the UK and ASEAN’s Commitment to Gender Equality and Female Empowerment in STEM

ASEAN-UK SAGE is the UK’s flagship education programme in Southeast Asia, supporting girls and marginalised communities to access education and improve foundational learning. SINGAPORE - Media O...

Japan bets on tech, immigration as labor crisis worsens

The first sectors to feel the pinch of worker shortages were nursing and elderly care. The problem soon spread to construction and delivery businesses, followed by taxi firms, forestry companies and t...

Russian band flees to Israel amid Thai deportation threat

A Russian dissident band has flown from Thailand for Israel, after Thai authorities briefly detained them and threatened to deport them back to Moscow over working without a correct permit. The Bi-2 ...

Why is Canada capping foreign students and who will be affected?

TORONTO, Jan 22 (Reuters) - Canada on Monday announced a two-year cap on the intake of foreign students after an explosive growth in recent years aggravated the housing shortage. Last year Canada issu...

Kosovo: No mass exodus after first weeks of EU visa-free travel

For years, Miliana Lasku Canaj from Prizren in southern Kosovo has dreamed of visiting her son Patrik. He emigrated to Germany 15 years ago and now lives in Munich with his wife and children. Canaj, ...

Why more and more Southeast Asians want to learn German

Enthusiasm for learning German has "skyrocketed" in Vietnam, especially after social life in the country got back to normal following the COVID-19 pandemic, says Arik Jahn, head of the langu...

Taiwan's diplomatic isolation is not as dire as it may seem

Taiwan is an amazing country. In 47 years, from 1949 to 1996—when Taiwan held its 1st free and fair elections—the country transformed itself from a dictatorship into a democracy and mov...

Revisions to Taiwan's Immigration Act go into effect in New Year

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Starting from Jan. 1, several amendments to Taiwan’s Immigration Act will take effect, with changes that will ease restrictions on foreign residents seeking to obtai...

30 Thai tourists caught working as hostesses in Taipei club

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Police have arrested over 30 Thai female tourists for working illegally as hostesses at an underground club. On Wednesday (Dec. 27), officers from the Wanhua Precinct o...

Taiwanese family denied entry to Cuba due to ‘One-China Policy’

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A group of overseas Taiwanese was barred from entering Cuba due to the country’s “One-China Policy.” A family of five surnamed Yen (顏), who are Taiwan...

Nepal: Concerns grow over young people joining Russian army

On December 4, Nepal's said six of its citizens had died while fighting for Russia during its invasion of Ukraine. A week later, the national daily newspaper The Kathmandu Post reported Prime Min...

China offers Taiwan colonel US$15 million to defect via CH-47 Chinook

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Chinese spies reportedly offered an Army lieutenant colonel US$15 million (NT$480 million) to defect to China on the condition he did so on a large military helicopter, pr...

Growing ties of friendship—Taiwanese–Vietnamese relations over the years

On the streets of Taiwan, you can find Vietnamese at hairdressers and nail salons as well as Vietnamese rice noodle shops. You can also find them working at tea plantations in Nantou, ­lychee orch...