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Tuesday, May 20, 2014
Amid rising concerns over escalating anti-China unrest and damages to Taiwan-invested assets in Vietnam, the Ministry of Labor (MOL) yesterday announced that it may consider enacting an across-the-board halt to admitting Vietnamese migrant workers.
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More than 200 Taiwanese-invested companies in Vietnam have been damaged during recent anti-China protests, of which 18 were set on fire, official data showed Sunday.
A Taiwanese-invested shoe factory in central Vietnam was reportedly hit by collective poisoning on Monday, the second such incident at the plant within four days.
A former Taiwanese envoy to India has suggested deepening ties with New Delhi to capitalize on the existing friendship between Taiwan and India's incoming ruling party, which swept to a landslide victory in general elections over the weekend.
Monday, May 19, 2014
Taiwanese workers told of their fear as they hid from Vietnamese rioters who ravaged hundreds of foreign-owned factories in Vietnam during violent demonstrations against China this week, burning several to the ground.
Vietnamese spouses of Taiwanese citizens Thursday plead for people not to direct public anger at them over the anti-Chinese riots in Vietnam.
Sunday, May 18, 2014
Taiwan -- Travel alert issued before Vietnam rallies
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) yesterday issued an “orange” travel alert for District 1 of Ho Chi Minh City due to anti-China protests slated to take place there and in other locations today.
A Vietnamese minister at a regional meeting in China expressed regret Saturday over the anti-China riots in Vietnam and said he was sorry that Taiwanese businesses have been affected by the incident.
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Saturday, May 17, 2014
Taiwan -- Vietnam must protect Taiwanese: gov't
Vice Premier Mao Chi-kuo (毛治國) yesterday requested that the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) summon Vietnam's de facto ambassador in Taiwan to ensure that there are enough police and servicemen protecting Taiwanese nationals in Vietnam amid the recent riots.
Friday, May 16, 2014
Taiwan -- 100s of Taiwan firms attacked in Vietnam
The Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) yesterday told a press conference that as of May 14 in Vietnam, over 100 Taiwanese-owned companies had been attacked and damaged, over 10 factories set ablaze and several hundred Taiwanese-owned firms have suspended work owing to safety concerns, noting that the MOEA will assist Taiwanese nationals in seeking compensation from Vietnam.
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