Taiwan’s ghastly treatment of South and Southeast Asian migrant workers and students has spent time in the news this week. Amid stories of alleged work scams targeting Filipino graduate students, a policy stating that migrant detainees must pay for their own food, and more horror stories from Taiwan’s deep sea fishing industry, one item has raised the most eyebrows: Kaohsiung Mayor Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) has come under fire for using a racist term to refer to Filipinos, apparently questioning whether society will accept “Marias” becoming teachers.
The Executive Yuan draft bill is a significant step, but the fight looks set to continue beyond May 24.
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World leaders are watching with glee as Tsai Ing-wen takes her turn as Asia’s Wonder Woman.
China followed up its suppression of religious freedom with a crackdown on Christmas.
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In the words of Bob Dylan, the story of tit-for-tat retaliation ‘Couldn’t help, but make me feel ashamed to live in a land where justice is a game.’
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What happened after Saturday’s KMT victories? In Beijing, they say, Xi’s heart grew three sizes that day.
This Saturday, Taiwan will vote on no fewer than five referendums relating to gender equity and LGBTQ rights.