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The Winter Slam Battle of the Bands will see some seven Filipino rock bands perform for 15 minutes each in front of a panel of judges Dec. 15 at the Fengshan Community Activity Center in the township (Courtesy of FB Alpha Martial Eagles Production)

Filipino bands to rock out in year-end Hsinchu County competition

HSINCHU (CNA) — Local and Philippine community members in Hsinchu County are collaborating to hold a year-end battle of the bands competition next month, in...
A Norwegian missionary doctor who established Taiwan's first nursing home for children suffering from polio in Pingtung County, southern Taiwan in 1961, has passed away in Norway at the age of 93 (Courtesy of Taiwan-based Bjørgaas Foundation)

Founder of Taiwan’s first nursing home for polio children dies at 93

TAIPEI (CNA) — A Norwegian missionary doctor who established Taiwan's first nursing home for children suffering from polio in Pingtung County, southern Taiwan in...
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Yilan planning onshore accommodation for migrant fishermen

TAIPEI (CNA) — The Yilan County Labor Affairs Department has started the planning process for building onshore accommodation for migrant fishermen in the port...
Taipei has been ranked sixth out the 113 most inclusive cities in the world listed in the first ever Prosperity & Inclusive City Seal and Awards (PICSA) index, Taipei City government announced late Thursday. (Shutterstock)

Taipei ranked 6th most inclusive city in world: PICSA report

TAIPEI (CNA) — Taipei has been ranked sixth out the 113 most inclusive cities in the world listed in the first ever Prosperity & Inclusive...
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Filipino-American priest opens doors for migrant workers

TAICHUNG (CNA) — In 2003, when Filipino-American priest Father Joy Tajonera was sent by his Catholic society Maryknoll to central Taiwan's Taichung City, the...
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Malaysian director seeks to raise awareness of LGBT issues

TAIPEI (CNA) — When a society fails to pay attention to a tragedy it is more likely such tragedies will be repeated. It was that...
The government has relaxed the interpretation of the scope and mechanism of tax concessions stipulated in the Act for the Recruitment and Employment of Foreign Professionals to assuage concerns over the application of the preferential treatment. (Shutterstock)

Taiwan extends scope of tax concessions for foreign professionals

TAIPEI (CNA) — The government has relaxed the interpretation of the scope and mechanism of tax concessions stipulated in the Act for the Recruitment and...
The Control Yuan on Tuesday approved a measure requiring the Executive Yuan, the National Immigration Agency (NIA) and Ministry of Labor to take steps to correct flaws that have resulted in nearly 500 babies born to migrant workers since 2007 being undocumented. (Shutterstock)

Control Yuan wants corrective steps over undocumented migrant babies

TAIPEI (CNA) — The Control Yuan on Tuesday approved a measure requiring the Executive Yuan, the National Immigration Agency (NIA) and Ministry of Labor to...
The Criminal Investigation Bureau (CIB) busted a sex trafficking organization that forced women from Vietnam into prostitution in Taiwan, in a raid in Greater Taipei last week in which 18 suspects were arrested and 11 victims were rescued, the bureau announced Monday. (Courtesy of CIB)

Sex trafficking ring busted, Vietnamese women rescued

TAIPEI (CNA) — The Criminal Investigation Bureau (CIB) busted a sex trafficking organization that forced women from Vietnam into prostitution in Taiwan, in a raid...
U.S. engineer Daniel Robert Vickery, who is in charge of energy systems at Gogoro, was awarded the Plum Blossom Card Sunday in recognition of his contributions to Taiwan's electric scooter industry. (Courtesy of Daniel Robert Vickery)

U.S. engineer awarded Plum Blossom Card

TAIPEI (CNA) — U.S. engineer Daniel Robert Vickery, who is in charge of energy systems at Gogoro, was awarded the Plum Blossom Card Sunday...

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