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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.
2018/12/26 | David Green
FILM REVIEW: ‘10 Years Taiwan’ Peers Pessimistically Into an Unsettling Future
Taiwan’s foray into the future-gazing '10-year' franchise is poignant, ponderous and overwhelmingly bleak.
2018/11/28 | Li A-ming
'There Is No God Here': An Excerpt From Life on Taiwan's High Seas Vessels
'If all the fishermen were Taiwanese, would the conditions be any different? This a question I have thought about for a very long time.'
2018/10/05 | Nick Aspinwall
Taiwanese Fishing Vessels Fined, Suspended for Work Abuse, Shark Finning
Taiwan has acted to fine the owner and captain of a vessel involved in various labor abuses – and allegedly shark finning as well – though the punishments are unlikely to be viewed as much of a deterrent for others in the industry.
Taiwan Has 250,000 Foreign 'Angels of Mercy' Caring for Its Elderly
Taiwan's foreign care givers are 'angels of mercy' on the frontline of Taiwan's aging society, but this does not mean calls for improvements to their circumstances should be ignored.
2018/09/10 |
EXPERIENCE: A Vietnam Mother Shares 21 Years in Taiwan
Ten years after arriving in Taiwan, Tsai Ting-jung lost her husband to illness just as her son was born. Looking back, she shares a winding tale of pain and blessing.
2018/11/05 | Nick Aspinwall
Migrant Workers Criticize Labor Ministry's Failure to Ban On-Site Factory Dorms
The Ministry of Labor wants to deduct employer hiring quotas by five for every worker who dies due to negligence, and by one for every injured worker.
2018/09/19 | TNL Staff
Family Demands Justice After Vietnamese Man Dies in Police Handcuffs
Hoang Van Doan died in April after being detained by, and escaping from, police in the mountains of Alishan. His family wants a full investigation.
2018/10/14 | Global Voices
Japanese TV Show Slammed for Exploiting Migrant Deportations as Entertainment
The reality show, officially promoted by Japan's Immigration Bureau, is being labeled an 'international embarrassment.'
New Board Game Lets Children Unmask Taiwan's Migrant Worker Woes
A new board game allows students to experience the difficult life choices and hardships of Taiwan’s migrant workers.
2019/01/26 | Nick Aspinwall
INTERVIEW: '10 Years Taiwan' Directors Dish on Taiwan's Future and Its Present
The News Lens caught up with '10 Years Taiwan' directors Lekal Sumi and Rina Tsou, who discussed what inspired them as directors and how Taiwan can avoid the film's dismal vision of the future.
2019/03/18 | Brian Hioe
OPINION: Taiwan Must Discuss Migrant Worker Safety After Fatal Factory Fires
Taiwan must seriously address unsafe work conditions for migrant workers after its third fatal factory fire in 14 months.