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2020/08/21 | Taiwan Insight

Crossing Paths: How Should Taiwan Approach India?

Taiwan should go through the New Southbound Policy to deepen connections with India beyond the purview of political or economic exchanges.

2019/03/25 | Nick Aspinwall

Southeast Asian Workers Rally to Protest Sexual Abuse, Poor Labor Standards

Migrant workers gathered at Taipei Main Station on Sunday to protest the third-party brokerage system, sexual harassment of female workers, and the government's inaction in affirming human rights for Southeast Asian workers.

2019/03/22 | Saigoneer

Taiwan Has Implemented Stricter Visa Rules for Vietnamese Tourists

Taiwan re-opened its Kuan Hung visa program for Vietnamese nationals this week, but the rules have been tightened following a high-profile case of missing Vietnamese tourists.

2019/03/08 | Nick Aspinwall

In Taiwan, Southeast Asian Migrant Detainees Must Pay for Their Own Food

Taiwan's immigration agency confirmed that migrant workers in temporary detention centers are expected to use their own money to pay for meals. Rights groups are outraged.

2019/01/01 | Saigoneer

What We Know So Far About the 152 Missing Vietnamese Tourists in Taiwan

The disappearance of 152 Vietnamese nationals in Taiwan could seriously impact the visa application process for Vietnamese citizens in the future.

2018/12/11 | East Asia Forum

OPINION: Here's How Taiwan Should Tweak the New Southbound Policy

Taiwan's New Southbound Policy is bearing fruit, but could benefit from concrete proposals that map with partner countries' own development agendas.

2018/12/07 | Saigoneer

Taiwan's Foxconn Is Considering Opening an iPhone Factory in Vietnam

The Taiwanese technology giant previously expressed an interest in evading the US-China trade war.

2018/11/16 | Taiwan Business TOPICS Magazine

Taiwan Embarks on Next Phase of Southeast Asian Immigration Plan

The Tsai administration's New Southbound Policy is slowly changing the make-up of Taiwan's society.