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African Students in Taiwan for Work-Study Program Allegedly End Up Skinning Chickens in Factory

NextShark Date: ·May 27, 2020 By: Carl Samson· MingDao University, located in Changhua County, recruited 47 students for the said program in 2018, promising four years’ worth of tuition, accommodation and a monthly stipend of $200 for living expenses. In a Facebook post, the program was advertised as a “Taiwan Work/Study Scholarship” and offered applicants “hands-on practical and work experience,” which would lead to…

China, Taiwan on collision course over Hong Kong

Arab News Date: May 27, 2020 By: Dr. Theodore Karasik The island nation of Taiwan is watching warily as China’s National People’s Congress implements stronger measures and a specific national security law on Hong Kong that threatens to rewrite important geoeconomic and security issues in this strategic space. Taiwan’s nationalist President Tsai Ing-wen, who has just started her second…

Foreign minister warns Taiwan is next on Chinese agenda

Wu shares thoughts on Hong Kong’s new national security law, says Taiwan needs international support Taiwan News Date: 2020/05/27 By: Ching-Tse Cheng, Taiwan News, Staff Writer TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwanese Foreign Minister Joseph Wu (吳釗燮) on Wednesday (May 27) criticized the Chinese government for pushing its political agenda amid the ongoing coronavirus outbreak and warned that Beijing will…

CORONAVIRUS/Taiwan maintains border restrictions despite beating back COVID-19

Taipei Times Date: 05/27/2020 By: Chang Ming-hsuan, Wu Hsin-yun, Chen Wei-ting and Chaing Yi-ching Taipei, May 27 (CNA) The border control measures implemented in Taiwan to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus will remain in place, the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) said Wednesday, while announcing an easing of social distancing guidelines soon. The announcement came as the…

Cabinet to prepare HK action plan: Tsai

HUMANITARIAN ASSISTANCE: Over the past year, the number of Hong Kongers who have moved to Taiwan has increased 41% to more than 5,000, Tsai Ing-wen said Taipei Times Date: May 28, 2020 By: Yang Chun-hui / Staff reporter The Executive Yuan is to prepare an action plan to provide humanitarian assistance to Hong Kongers, President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) said yesterday,…

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China criticises latest US sales to Taiwan

Shephard News Date: 27th May 2020 By:  The Shephard News Team The Chinese military has criticised the US decision to sell approximately $180 million of military equipment to Taiwan and has urged Washington to break military ties with the island nation, which Beijing…

Taiwan donates 100,000 face masks to Israel

Radio Taiwan International Date: 26 May, 2020 By: Paula Chao Taiwan's representative to Israel, Paul Chang (3rd from right), donated 100,000 face masks to Israel. (Photo by the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Tel-Aviv) Taiwan has donated 100,000 face masks to Israel.…

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HK actor Anthony Wong finishes quarantine in Taiwan

Wong describes Taiwan's handling of coronavirus as 'excellent' Taiwan News Date: 2020/05/27 By: Keoni Everington, Taiwan News, Staff Writer TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Famed Hong Kong actor and pro-democracy activist Anthony Wong (黃秋生) on Tuesday (May 26) completed his 14-day…