What Taiwan’s future leaders think…from today’s Taipei Times:
Foreign workers’ woes increase
Discrimination, sexual harassment and difficult working conditions experienced by foreign workers and spouses have become an acute social problem, Lorna Kung (龔尤倩), advisor of the Taiwan International Workers’ Association, said yesterday.
“Discrimination against people from Southeast Asia is a prevailing phenomenon,” said Kung, who has been involved in foreign labor affairs for years and is the former director of the Taipei City Government’s Foreign Workers Consulting Center (FWCC).
On weekends, many Filipino and Indonesian workers gather at the Catholic Fu Jen University, chatting and singing songs.
“These black people speak strange languages, making sounds like this, `wa-la-wa-la,’” said a passing student with contempt. “They are noisy and dangerous.”