‘Come and work here’

To encourage more foreign talent to work in Taiwan, the Cabinet passed a draft bill Thursday that would significantly relax restrictions and improve the working environment for foreign professionals in Taiwan.

The China Post
Date: April 21, 2017
By: Christine Chou

Cabinet members hold a press conference Thursday, April 20 to announce a bill covering a range of measures aimed at recruiting skilled foreign workers. (CNA)

The bill, called the “Act for the Recruitment and Employment of Foreign Professional Talent,” still requires approval from the Legislative Yuan.

The bill would apply to all foreign skilled workers, extending to those from Hong Kong and Macau but not mainland China.

Premier Lin Chuan (林全) said the act was critical in boosting Taiwan’s global competitiveness.

Faced with a rapidly graying population, Taiwan has followed in Japan’s footsteps toward opening its doors wider to foreign immigrants. Last year, more than 724,000 Taiwanese went to work abroad, while around 30,000 foreign workers came for employment in Taiwan    [FULL  STORY]

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