Saturday, May 17, 2014
Bui Trong Van, head of the Vietnam Economic and Cultural Office in Taipei, pledged Friday that Hanoi will protect Taiwanese citizens and their assets during a mass rally scheduled across the Southeast Asian country on Sunday.
Major Taiwanese textile companies resumed operations in Vietnam Friday after days of anti-Chinese riots over Beijing's maneuvering in the South China Sea forced factories to shut down out of safety concerns.
Nearly 6,000 Taiwanese nationals have safely returned from Vietnam following the riots that erupted in southern Vietnam Tuesday, the Ministry of the Interior said Friday.
Friday, May 16, 2014
Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung has ordered the relevant authorities in all Vietnam to actively take firm measures to prevent and punish those who incite others to disturb law and order.
Thursday, May 15, 2014
A group of Taiwanese businessmen who escaped from factories in Vietnam returned home safely yesterday and talked about the violent demonstrations that took place there.1 Comment
Taipei issued a yellow travel alert for Ho Chi Minh City Wednesday and an orange alert for two provinces in northern suburban areas of the largest city in southern Vietnam, as local anti-China protesters turned violent and damaged expatriate businesses a day earlier.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs yesterday summoned Vietnam's representative to Taiwan to express serious concerns over violent protests in the country and ask Vietnamese authorities to protect Taiwanese nationals living there.
President Ma Ying-jeou said yesterday that he has instructed the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) to request that the Vietnamese government protect R.O.C. nationals in Vietnam amid the recent riots.
Vice Economics Minister Shen Jong-chin said Wednesday that the government has assembled an emergency task force to help Taiwanese businessmen affected by anti-China protests in Vietnam and assess their losses.
Ethnic Vietnamese residents and citizens of Taiwan Wednesday voiced their concern for Taiwanese businesspeople caught up in the anti-China protests sweeping southern Vietnam, calling on friends and relatives in the country to show restraint.