Putin’s demand for payment in roubles confounds Asian gas buyers

Putin’s demand for payment in roubles confounds Asian gas buyers

TOKYO, Japan – Asian gas importers were scrambling on Thursday, March 24, after Russian President Vladimir Putin declared “unfriendly” countries must pay in roubles for Russian gas, the latest jolt to global energy markets following Moscow’s invasion of Ukraine. On the list of unfriendly countries were Japan, South Korea, and Taiwan. Liquefied natural gas (LNG) […]

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Over 100 Migrant Workers in Taiwan got Caught Breaching Indoor Gathering Rules

Over 100 Migrant Workers in Taiwan got Caught Breaching Indoor Gathering Rules

In a statement the Taiwan police made on Monday, September 13, a total of almost 100 migrant workers from Vietnam were red-handedly caught of gathering inside a restaurant in Taoyuan last Sunday, September 12, which is a clear violation of  central government’s COVID-19 regulations regarding indoor gatherings which limits are set at 80. According to […]

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MOL Publishes Multilingual Guide for Migrant Workers Regarding the Registration for COVID-19 Vaccine

MOL Publishes Multilingual Guide for Migrant Workers Regarding the Registration for COVID-19 Vaccine

Last Wednesday, July 15, Taiwan’s Ministry of Labor published an online guideline in four foreign languages including English, Indonesian, Vietnamese and Thai, to provide instructions and guidelines to show migrant workers how to register online to receive a COVID-19 vaccine shot. The published guideline includes the step-by-step instructions on how the migrant workers could use […]

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MOFA Says Taiwan Gov’t Does Not Treat Migrant Workers Indifferently On Vaccination Program

MOFA Says Taiwan Gov’t Does Not Treat Migrant Workers Indifferently On Vaccination Program

After the different representative offices from Indonesia, Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam in Taiwan made a joint appeal to the Taiwanese government to allow the migrant workers to be added on the priority list of the country for the vaccination programs, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) spokesperson Joanne Ou released a statement saying that all […]

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Taiwan-Based Reporter Says, Taiwan is Using Migrant Workers as Scapegoated for Spread of COVID

Taiwan-Based Reporter Says, Taiwan is Using Migrant Workers as Scapegoated for Spread of COVID

During a  an Apple podcast called Excuse英國腔! (“Excuse English Accent”) on June 24, a Canadian writer and Taiwan resident Joe Henley shared his perspective on the dilemma faced by migrant workers in Taiwan which later on lead him to saying that the country has been exploiting and treated migrant workers as “scapegoats” for spreading COVID-19. […]

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