Taiwan, China

How AI and robots are caring for the elderly in Taiwan’s ageing society

Submitted by pmassetti on Fri, 04/29/2022 - 16:04

GovInsider (April 2022)  Yet, advancements in healthcare and sanitation standards are helping adults live longer than ever before. Taiwan, in particular, is estimated to become a super-aged society by 2025, with one in five being over 65 years old, said Dr Jenny Su Huey-Jen, President of the National Cheng Kung University (NCKU). To better support the seniors in its population, Taiwan is building a new geriatric hospital. Su shares how this hospital will better provide healthcare services to an ageing population.

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Taiwan, China
Global challenges
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Health
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Taiwan: First "Public Health Specialists Act" in Asia passed in Taiwan

Submitted by siha on Tue, 06/30/2020 - 11:10

Taiwan Today (18.05.2020) The Public Health Specialists Act, which provides for a national certification for public health professionals, passed the Legislature May 15 in Taipei City.

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Taiwan, China
Global challenges
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Health
Health promotion
Safety and health at work
Social Policies & Programmes
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Taiwan: Deferred payment of labor, insurance premiums and labor pension

Submitted by siha on Thu, 06/25/2020 - 17:23

Labor Insurance Bureau of the Ministry of Labor (11.03.2020) From April 1, 2020 to September 30, 2020, the insured (withdrawn) unit and professional workers meet one of the conditions may apply to the Bureau for deferred payment of labor, insurance premiums and labor pension. The insurance premium and labor retirement pension of 6 months of labor from February 2020 to July 2020 from the expiration date of the grace (limitation) period may be postponed for half a year. No late fees will be levied during this period.

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Taiwan, China
Global challenges
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Contribution Collection and Compliance
Shocks & extreme events
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Taiwan: Labor subsidy for self-employed workers or workers without a certain employer

Submitted by siha on Wed, 06/24/2020 - 17:07

Labor Insurance Bureau of the Ministry of Labor (20.04.2020) The subsidy is paid to self-employed workers with nationality of the Republic of China or workers without a certain employer whose income is affected due to the impact of the epidemic in order to maintain their living needs. Each person will receive a subsidy of 10,000 yuan per month, which will be paid for three months at a time, totaling 30,000 yuan. Those who meet the application qualifications should apply to their professional trade unions from April 20, 2020 to May 22, 2020.

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Taiwan, China
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Cash transfers
Shocks & extreme events
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Taiwan: The Ministry of Labor helps enterprises and workers "charge and re-start".

Submitted by siha on Mon, 04/27/2020 - 14:56

The Ministry of Labor (21.04.2020) In order to assist enterprises and workers affected by the COVID-19, the Ministry of Labor has expanded the "Charge Restart Training Program" since February 21st, subsidizing companies with training costs of up to 3.5 million yuan. The Ministry encourages enterprises to use this period to provide training with their employees . Workers participating in training courses can also receive a training allowance of RMB 158 per hour, with a maximum of 120 hours per month, and a maximum of RMB 18,960 per month.

 

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Taiwan, China
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Employment
Human resources management
Financial crisis
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Taiwan: The Ministry of Labor's "Relaxed Real-Time Work Plan"

Submitted by siha on Mon, 04/27/2020 - 12:53

The Ministry of Labor (27.04.2020) The Ministry of Labor relaxes eligibility of "Relaxed Real-Time Work Plan", and those with insurance records within one year can apply for the job opportunities provided by local governments and central authorities. The job includes document sorting, environmental cleaning, and epidemic prevention-related work, such as measuring temperature and disinfecting the environment. The maximum allowance is 12,640 yuan per month and maximum duration per person is 6 months.

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Taiwan, China
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Employment
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Taiwan: Taiwan’s digital fence technologies dra... | Taiwan News

Submitted by siha on Mon, 04/27/2020 - 11:22

Taiwan News (08.04.2020)Taiwan's phone-based tracking system to monitor quarantined people sought by multiple countries. 

The apparatus identifies a person’s whereabouts based on the location of his/her mobile phone relative to nearby cell towers, which reveals the distance of the phone from a specific cell reception tower and its direction in relation to the tower.

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Taiwan, China
Global challenges
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Health
ICT
The technological transition
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Taiwan, China: VP Chen proposes extension of full retirement age to 65

Submitted by monitor on Mon, 04/10/2017 - 11:33

Focus Taiwan (23.01.2017) A draft proposal for reforming Taiwan's pension system is seeking to raise the age of retirement with full benefits to 65, except for policemen, firefighters and K-12 teachers, Vice President Chen Chien-jen (陳建仁) said Thursday.

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china
Taiwan, China
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Old age Pensions
Pensions

Taiwan, China: VP Chen proposes extension of full retirement age to 65

Submitted by monitor on Wed, 04/05/2017 - 16:15

Focus Taiwan (23.01.2017) A draft proposal for reforming Taiwan's pension system is seeking to raise the age of retirement with full benefits to 65, except for policemen, firefighters and K-12 teachers, Vice President Chen Chien-jen (陳建仁) said Thursday.

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china
Taiwan, China
Topics
Old age Pensions
Population ageing