So my next question is this (and it’s an important one).
I had always accepted the word of Hartzell that the amendment to the Employment Services act gave those married to ROC citizens exactly the same work rights as citizens. Thus they could do any work a loacl could do, as long as they had the relevant qualifications that a local would need.
But reading the Employment Services Act (in English - maybe someone who can read the Chiense could clarify) this doesn’t seem to be the case at all. In fact it suggests to me nothing more than foreing spouses don’t need a work permit, but they are still limited to the same few areas of work as anyone else.
evta.gov.tw/english/lawevta. … wevta1.htm
Prior to employing Foreign Worker to engage in work, Employer shall apply to the Central Competent Authority for Employment Permit with relevant documents submitted. However, such a requirement of Employment Permit is exempted where the[color=red] Foreign Worker [/color]in question is to be employed as counsel or researcher by the respective governmental organs or their subordinate academic research institutes, or the Foreign Worker in question has been married to a Republic of China national with a registered permanent residence in the territory of the Republic of China and has been permitted to stay therein.[/quote]
Unless otherwise provided for in the present Act, the work a [color=red]Foreign Worker[/color] may be employed to engage in within the territory of the Republic of China is limited to the following:[/quote]
My reading of this is that a foreign spouse is still a ‘foreign worker’ and thus limited to a few areas of work. In the case of teachers, this means registered buxibans etc, but does not include kindergartens. Nor could you pump gas, sell binlang etc.
Now for my question:
Am I wrong?