Japanese man tests positive for coronavirus after leaving Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Wednesday (Aug. 5) announced zero new cases of Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) but revealed that a Japanese man who had...

Factory advises public to avoid Taoyuan after Thai worker contracts coronavirus

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A factory in northern Taiwan on Tuesday (July 28) issued an announcement advising people not to travel to Taoyuan after a Thai migrant worker who recently left the city fo...

344 Vietnamese return home from Taiwan on charter flight

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In a rare scene during the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, crowds appeared at Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport Friday (May 29) afternoon. The passengers lini...

Foreigners join 'Stuck in Taiwan - Best Place to Be' for help

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A group of over 100 foreign travelers who became stranded in Taiwan after the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic broke out have formed a support group and are seeking a...

Malaysians second most numerous foreign professionals in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The latest statistics of foreign professionals in Taiwan released on Thursday (April 30) by the Ministry of Labor (MOL) showed that Malaysians have overtaken Americans as ...

Taiwanese city offers donations to help Italy fight coronavirus pandemic

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Yilan city government has donated NT$100,000 (US$3,300) to Italian Father Giuseppe Didone to help his native country overcome the onslaught of the Wuhan coronavirus (C...

FBI background check for Taiwan visas shuttered due to coronavirus

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Due to the outbreak of the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19), it appears that the FBI has had to temporarily suspend its background checks, which will prevent Americans who are...

Taiwan’s 50th coronavirus case is from United States

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A 50-year-old man from the United States working in Taiwan has been confirmed as the island nation’s 50th individual to contract Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19), the Ce...

Taiwan organizations call for illegal migrant worker amnesty

Several organizations called for an amnesty for illegal migrant workers in Taiwan on Wednesday (March 4), saying that excluding them from the epidemic prevention system amid the COVID-19 coronavirus o...

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...

Indonesian woman diagnosed with Wuhan virus was working in Taiwan illegally

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The 32nd person confirmed to have contracted the Wuhan coronavirus is an unaccounted for Indonesian migrant worker who has been working illegally as a caregiver and was al...

Filipinos express relief at lifting of Taiwan travel ban

Following the Philippine government's decision Friday to lift a travel ban against Taiwan aimed at halting the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), members of the Filipino community intervi...

90 percent of Vietnam's migrant workers in Taiwan, Japan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A total of 147,387 Vietnamese worked overseas in 2019, with about 80,000, or 54 percent, working in Japan, while 54,480, or 37 percent, worked in Taiwan, CNA reported on T...

VP says Japanese in Taiwan adversely affected by China’s obstruction of country's WHO bid

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Vice President Chen Chien-jen (陳建仁) said on Wednesday (Dec. 25) that China’s continuous obstruction of Taiwan’s participation in the World Health Organization ...

Taiwan prepares to import 7 farm workers from Thailand

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Preparations are underway to import farm workers from overseas for the first time, reports said Wednesday (December 18). Earlier this year, the government decided to al...