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Taiwan Factory Fire Kills 3 Foreign Workers After Calls to Abolish On-Site Dorms Go Unanswered
March 27, 2020

Taiwan Factory Fire Kills 3 Foreign Workers After Calls to Abolish On-Site Dorms Go Unanswered

By Nick Aspinwall
A fire in a Taichung factory took the lives of three Vietnamese workers. Past calls to ban on-site housing for factory workers have been rejected by Taiwan’s labor ministry.

Calls for Amnesty as Undocumented Worker in Taiwan Contracts the Coronavirus
February 29, 2020

Calls for Amnesty as Undocumented Worker in Taiwan Contracts the Coronavirus

By Nick Aspinwall
A civic group called for Taiwan to grant amnesty to an estimated 50,000 undocumented workers in the country, citing their fear of reporting COVID-19 symptoms and a workforce shortage.
Taiwan Authorities Bust Illegal Logging Ring as Island’s Forest Wars Rage On
December 26, 2019

Taiwan Authorities Bust Illegal Logging Ring as Island’s Forest Wars Rage On

By Nick Aspinwall
50 tons of timber worth over $3.3 million were seized in an operation targeting a gang trafficking wood from protected trees, the latest assault on Taiwan’s hated “mountain rats.”

Taiwan Suffers Yet Another Fatal Factory Fire, Igniting Familiar Labor Issues
February 20, 2019

Taiwan Suffers Yet Another Fatal Factory Fire, Igniting Familiar Labor Issues

By Nick Aspinwall
3 Vietnamese workers lost their lives in Taiwan’s third fatal factory fire in the past 14 months.

How Taiwanese Think About Immigration
January 16, 2019

How Taiwanese Think About Immigration

By Timothy S. Rich
A survey explores Taiwanese perceptions on immigration – especially from Southeast Asia.

Taiwan and Southeast Asia Have a ‘People-Centric’ Exchange Problem
January 10, 2019

Taiwan and Southeast Asia Have a ‘People-Centric’ Exchange Problem

By Nick Aspinwall
The New Southbound Policy promotes mutual study and tourism with neighbors. However, two recent cases suggest it is being exploited.

Taiwan's Fight Against Human Trafficking
July 31, 2018

Taiwan's Fight Against Human Trafficking

By James X. Morris
NGOs urge greater responsibility during Taiwan’s international anti-human trafficking workshop.
Taiwan's Silent Forest Wars
July 18, 2018

Taiwan's Silent Forest Wars

By Nick Aspinwall
The fight to save Taiwan's endangered trees is ensnaring migrant workers – but at the expense of the real criminals?

Taiwan's Migrant Workers Are Finding Their Voice
June 27, 2018

Taiwan's Migrant Workers Are Finding Their Voice

By James X. Morris
Labor protests in Taiwan reveal a pesky sincerity problem for government agencies.

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