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Taiwan train crash kills 18 in deadliest rail tragedy in decades

Posted on: October 22nd, 2018 | No Comments
TAIPEI (Reuters) – Eighteen people died and 175 were injured when a train derailed in northeastern Taiwan on Sunday, authorities said, in the island’s worst rail disaster in more than...

Schools in Taiwan to teach Filipino language in 2019

Posted on: October 4th, 2018 | No Comments
TAIWAN – The Taiwan government has started working on creating language-learning materials to include Filipino and six other Southeast Asian languages into its 12-year compulsory education system. According to the...

Taiwan plans to open citizenship opportunities to citizens in Southeast Asia

Posted on: September 27th, 2018 | No Comments
    TAIWAN – Taiwan’s lawmakers will vote next month on the economic immigration bill which seeks to allow citizenship to students and skilled workers from Southeast Asia. This is...

Activists urge Japan to apologize for forcing women to work in wartime brothels

Posted on: August 14th, 2018 | No Comments
    Over 50 activists wearing white face masks joined a sit-in protest in front of Japan’s de facto embassy in Taipei on Tuesday (August 14), asking for a formal...

Fire at Taiwan hospital kills 9, injures 15

Posted on: August 13th, 2018 | No Comments
A fire at a government-run hospital in Taiwan’s New Taipei City killed nine people on Monday (August 13) and injured 15, authorities said. An investigation has been launched into the...

Taiwan extends visa-free privileges to Filipinos

Posted on: June 28th, 2018 | No Comments
    TAIPEI City, Taiwan – The government of Taiwan announced Wednesday (June 27) that it will extend its trial period of visa-free privileges to three Southeast Asian nations by...

EXCLUSIVE: Taiwanese politician explains why he chose Duterte’s image in campaign posters

Posted on: June 25th, 2018 | No Comments
  HUALIEN City, Taiwan – A photo of President Rodrigo Duterte being featured in a campaign poster of a Taiwanese politician recently went viral on social media. UNTV Senior Correspondent...

Taiwan offers new visa for foreign workers seeking white-collar jobs

Posted on: February 19th, 2018 | No Comments
The Taiwan government on February 8 began the implementation of a law aimed at attracting foreign professionals. In an announcement by the National Bureau of Consular Affairs (BOCA) on Monday,...

Family of Filipino caregiver who died in quake to receive financial aid

Posted on: February 13th, 2018 | No Comments
MANILA, Philippines — Filipina caregiver Melody de Castro’s family and that of the two others who died in the earthquake while working, will be entitled to at least NT$ 1.19...

At least five killed, 60 missing after quake rocks Taiwan tourist area

Posted on: February 7th, 2018 | No Comments
HUALIEN, Taiwan (Reuters) – Rescuers combed through the rubble of collapsed buildings on Wednesday, as they searched for about 60 people missing after a strong earthquake killed at least five...