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INTERVIEW: Cabinet working on stable child support, minister says

In the face of declining fertility rates, the government plans to expand childcare support and encourage people to have more children, as long as it is able to bear the financial cost, Minister Without Portfolio Lin Wan-i said in an interview with ‘Liberty Times’ (sister newspaper of the ‘Taipei Times’) staff reporters Jennifer Huang and Rachel Lin

By Jennifer Huang and Rachel Lin  /  Translated by staff writer Sherry Hsiao

The Executive Yuan will soon discuss planned labor immigration and it plans to begin recruiting from countries targeted by the New Southbound Policy.

Agriculture, fishing and the long-term care are experiencing severe labor shortages and might consider recruiting foreign students from high schools, vocational schools and technical colleges.

Such industries could also recruit foreign students to attend nursing, agricultural and marine schools in Taiwan, allowing them to learn and obtain skills, improve their language abilities and adapt to local life.

After they graduate, they could be given work visas and if they do not violate the law within six years or another legally mandated period and their skills meet industrial needs, they should be given the option to immigrate or stay permanently.

Translated by staff writer Sherry Hsiao

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