Newspaper article China Post

Foreign Experts No Longer Need Permit to Deliver Speeches

Newspaper article China Post

Foreign Experts No Longer Need Permit to Deliver Speeches

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TAIPEI, Taiwan -- The Executive Yuan yesterday passed amendments to the Employment Services Act to allow certain international teachers and professors to accept offers to give speeches from private and public universities in the future without the burden of acquiring a work permit.

Based on the amendments, agencies that take in illegal foreign laborers will face punishments, as is also the case for foreign laborers who attempt to run away from their contractual obligations.

In recent years, many agencies detained foreign laborers' residence permits or passports as methods to control their actions and whereabouts, according to the Executive Yuan. Even with the consent of the foreign laborers, it is inappropriate for the agencies to manipulate foreign laborers' rights, the Executive Yuan said.

One of the biggest changes made through the amendments is for international professors or experts, according to the Executive Yuan.

According to the amendment, if one is recognized and approved by the Ministry of Education, one need not apply for a work permit to remain in Taiwan. …

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