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For immigration to offset South Korea’s declining fertility rate, the number of foreign workers would likely need to rise almost tenfold.
Taiwan’s new “intermediate skilled manpower” classification has potential to benefit migrant workers and create a more diverse society in the long term. But there is a risk of developing a permanent underclass unable to fully participate in the economic, social, and cultural mainstream of Taiwanese life.
Charles Yu speaks on the influences that formed his latest novel 'Interior Chinatown.'
There are 800,000 Southeast Asian migrant workers in Taiwan doing the jobs locals don’t want or aspire to. They deserve equal rights.
If Taiwan does not want to be seen simply as a “Chinese democracy,” giving a permanent stake in society to those who migrated from other parts of the world is an important step towards shedding that label.
Taiwan’s gesture of diplomatic goodwill just set an unnerving precedent that affects over 150,000 Filipinos working legally on the island.
A Filipino fugitive awaits deportation in Taipei on drug charges, illustrating how the Tsai administration's New Southbound Policy’s fails to consider human rights.
Targeting East Asians for naturalization could be a first step to wider acceptance of immigration.