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2018/10/01 | TNL Staff
Saluting a Grieving Vietnamese Father After His Son's Tragic Taiwan Death
A social worker with a Taiwanese NGO reflects on helping a man through the impossible grief of losing his son to preventable police violence in a faraway land.
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.
2018/09/10 |
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.
2018/08/06 | 讀者投書
OPINION: Time for Taiwan to Modernize Its Views on Migrant Workers
Taiwan is a major employer of Southeast Asian migrant workers. We spoke with Archie, who has toiled in a factory for six years, and found a man not in the least bit deserving of the scorn and vitriol so often directed towards foreign workers in Taiwan.
2018/07/25 | Nick Aspinwall
Fishery Protests Kick Off Human Trafficking Prevention Conference
A Taiwanese vessel docked in South Africa recently became the first to ever be detained under a new UN convention preventing labor abuse at sea. In Taipei, advocates are fed up.
2018/05/28 | Nick Aspinwall
Taiwan Seafood Trader FCF Faces Financial Pressure on Links to Rights Abuses
The market could force reluctant Taiwanese seafood traders to address concerns over complicity in human rights abuses.
2018/05/24 | Nick Aspinwall
Welcome to Taiwan: Beatings, Bodies Dumped at Sea and a Culture of Maritime Abuse
Amid the release of a Greenpeace report chronicling cases of physical abuse and financial exploitation of migrant workers in Taiwan’s fishing industry, The News Lens reveals the commonplace practice of dumping bodies of deceased migrant fishermen at sea.
2018/05/21 | Nick Aspinwall
Stabbed Indonesian Fisherman Thrown Overboard Taiwanese Ship Remains Missing
The incident highlights problems aboard Taiwan's distant water fishing vessels, which NGOs say operate in an unregulated, lawless environment.
2018/04/27 | Nick Aspinwall
Taiwan Labor Ministry's Brokerage Evaluation Sparks Concern
The labor agency's yearly assessment of migrant worker broker firms is underway, but a recent protest has renewed sentiments that the brokerage system is unethical by design.
2018/03/12 | Nick Aspinwall
Dancing to Break the Chain: Taiwan’s Foreign Caregivers Protest Sexual Abuse, Labor Standards
Migrant domestic workers gathered in Taipei Main Station on Sunday afternoon to fight for recognition under the Labor Standards Act, the abolition of the brokerage system, and an end to sexual harassment
2018/02/11 | Fu Danni
More Chinese Migrants Are Saying No to New Year
The Chinese tradition giving away money in red envelopes is keeping some migrant workers from their homes..
From Hong Kong Migrant Workers to Women Leaders
They are not just domestic helpers hidden within the walls of fancy apartments, they are influential women leaders working for their own rights.
2018/01/18 | David Green
INTERVIEW: Making Remittances Easier for Asia's Migrant Workers
EMQ has made remittances easier in Hong Kong and now aims to expand into payments as it deepens its network in Asia and beyond.
2018/01/09 | Brian Hioe
Migrant Workers March for Better Conditions
Taiwan's migrant worker population is demanding greater say in policy that affects their lives in Taiwan and an end to the broker system.
Marginalized Female Migrant Workers Prone to Radicalization
'Radicalization through religion need not be the more attractive path out of socio-economic disenchantment for marginalized women,' writes Tamara Nair and Alan Chong.
2017/04/28 | Bibek Bhandari
Migrant Worker’s Essay Strikes Chord With Chinese Masses
A rural woman’s personal story of struggle and survival has made her an instant literary celebrity.