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S. Korea regulates marriage with foreigners

Posted by jacobo 130 days ago Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea
http://www.bworldonline.com — SEOUL -- South Korea earlier this month imposed new restrictions on mixed marriages, but critics say authorities would do better to focus on supporting foreign spouses who struggle to assimilate in one of Asia’s most ethnically homogenous societies. Read More

Calls for better treatment of migrant workers in Hong Kong | SBS News

Posted by jaypee 97 days ago Hong Kong SAR
http://www.sbs.com.au —

Samantha Yap reports on efforts to win higher wages and better conditions for these foreign workers in the Chinese special administrative region.

This shelter, located behind a church in Hong Kong, accommodates foreign domestic helpers who have no place to stay.

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Marriage migrants will need to brush up on their Korean

Posted by jacobo 208 days ago Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea
http://english.hani.co.kr —

Marriage migrants may be in for a tougher time getting visas with a planned amendment that would introduce Korean language proficiency and spousal income as eligibility criteria.

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Are Indonesian maids safe in Hong Kong?

Posted by jacobo 127 days ago Hong Kong SAR
http://www.bbc.com —

Like millions of poor but ambitious young women before her, Rohyati, 26, travelled to Hong Kong to work as a domestic helper. The daughter of rice farmers from Java, Indonesia, she had previously worked for two years in Singapore.

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Cops seek origins of 220 migrants

Posted by jacobo 171 days ago China PR
http://www.bangkokpost.com —

Police are looking to verify the nationality of 220 illegal immigrants nabbed in Songkhla who claimed they arrived via Turkey, but who Immigration Bureau officials suspect might be ethnic Uighurs from China.

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Japan Seeks Foreign Workers, Uneasily

Posted by jacobo 131 days ago Japan
http://www.ipsnews.net —

TOKYO, Apr 23 2014 (IPS) - Desperate for more workers to support a construction boom, Japan has proposed to expand its controversial foreign trainee programme to permit more unskilled labour from Asia to work in Japanese companies for five years from the current three years.

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SAR ticks boxes

Posted by jacobo 112 days ago Macau SAR
http://macaubusinessdaily.com —

The Macau Government says it has achieved “considerable” results in implementing UN recommendations.

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Several Foreign Models Arrested in China, Police Cracking Down on Illegal Workers

Posted by jacobo 112 days ago China PR
http://www.fashiontimes.com —

More than 60 models in China were taken into custody by Chinese officials on Thursday for working in the country illegally under tourist visas.

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