Filipino migrant fisherman alleges abuse in Taiwan’s fishing industry

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  • South China Morning Post published this video item, entitled “Filipino migrant fisherman alleges abuse in Taiwan’s fishing industry” – below is their description.

    Filipino fisherman Marcial Gabutero has spoken up about the abuse he says he suffered as a migrant worker on a Taiwanese fishing vessel. He claims he was physically abused and had his wages withheld. But Gabutero is not the only one. Activists in Taiwan say it is a recurring situation and that stories of death have also emerged. They have criticised the Taiwanese government over a lack of basic labour law enforcement.

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    Taiwan, officially the Republic of China, is a country in East Asia. Neighbouring countries include the People’s Republic of China to the northwest, Japan to the northeast, and the Philippines to the south.

    The political status of Taiwan is complicated. The Republic of China (ROC) is no longer a member of the UN, having been replaced by the People’s Republic of China (PRC) in 1971. Taiwan is claimed by the PRC, which refuses diplomatic relations with countries that recognise the ROC. Taiwan maintains official diplomatic relations with 14 out of 193 UN member states and the Holy See.

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