Active Stocks
Fri May 24 2024 15:59:27
  1. Tata Steel share price
  2. 174.80 -0.37%
  1. NTPC share price
  2. 374.85 0.68%
  1. State Bank Of India share price
  2. 828.60 -0.45%
  1. ITC share price
  2. 436.10 -1.16%
  1. Power Grid Corporation Of India share price
  2. 318.50 -0.39%
Business News/ News / World/  No plans to bring 100,000 migrant workers from India, says Taiwan
BackBack

No plans to bring 100,000 migrant workers from India, says Taiwan

Taiwanese Labour Minister Hsu Ming-chun says any claims made regarding Taiwan seeking to open its doors to 100,000 Indian workers are ‘fake,’ adding that these claims have been made by ‘ill-intentioned people’ to manipulate people's opinions for electoral gains

Earlier Kuomintang presidential nominee Hou Yu-ih cited a media report claiming that an MOU had already been signed to bring in Indian migrant workers to Taiwan (Photo: )Premium
Earlier Kuomintang presidential nominee Hou Yu-ih cited a media report claiming that an MOU had already been signed to bring in Indian migrant workers to Taiwan (Photo: )

Taiwanese Labour Minister Hsu Ming-chun on Saturday said that the government has no plans to bring as many as 100,000 migrant workers from India to Taiwan, Taiwan's Central News Agency (CNA) reported.

His remarks come in apparent reference to the statement made by Kuomintang (KMT) presidential nominee Hou Yu-ih.

In a press release, Hsu Ming-chun said Taiwan had not signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with India to bring in migrant workers. He further said that the issue was subject to continued evaluation regarding employment cooperation.

Also Read | WFI Election Row LIVE Updates: 'Will be away from the politics of wrestling' Brij Bhushan after meeting JP Nadda

Hsu stressed that any claims made regarding Taiwan seeking to open its doors to 100,000 Indian workers are "fake," adding that these claims have been made by "ill-intentioned people" to manipulate people's opinions for electoral gains.

Hsu Ming-chun's statement came after KMT nominee Hou cited a media report claiming that an MOU had already been signed to bring in Indian migrant workers, CNA reported.

Also Read | Covid-19 JN.1 LIVE: India logs 656 new Covid cases, active cases rise to 3,742

Hou Yu-ih's statement during a televised policy presentation forum on Wednesday was a likely reference to a November 10 media report claiming a prospective MOU between Taiwan and India. The report claimed that plans were being made for an "employment mobility agreement."

The US media report, citing "senior officials familiar with the matter," claimed that an agreement to bring "as many as 100,000" Indian migrant workers to Taiwan could be signed as early as December this year,' Taiwan's Central News Agency (CNA) reported.

Also Read | Indian Navy all set to commission INS Imphal at Mumbai's Naval Dockyard on December 26

On Saturday, Hou's campaign office said Hsu stated in November that Taiwan and India were set to sign an MOU by the end of the year to bring in migrant workers, according to CNA report.

Given that there are only nine days left before the end of 2023, Hsu should clarify when the MOU would be signed and how many Indian workers would come to Taiwan according to the pact, Hou's office said.

Also Read | MV Sai Baba with Indian crew, among other ships attacked in Red Sea. 10 points

Speaking to local media on November 13, Hsu Ming-chun said that Taiwan and India "are expected to sign an MOU by the end of the year" to bring in migrant workers after the Cabinet signed off on the plan. However, Hsu said in December that no date has been set yet for signing the MoU. 

You are on Mint! India's #1 news destination (Source: Press Gazette). To learn more about our business coverage and market insights Click Here!

Catch all the Business News, Market News, Breaking News Events and Latest News Updates on Live Mint. Download The Mint News App to get Daily Market Updates.
More Less
Published: 24 Dec 2023, 04:50 PM IST
Next Story footLogo
Recommended For You