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Taiwan urges Vietnam to compensate riot-hit Taiwanese investors

2014/05/21 23:09:52

Binh Duong, Vietnam, May 21 (CNA) Taiwan's officials Wednesday called for the Vietnamese government to show sincerity in its effort at compensating Taiwanese businesses hit by anti-China riots last week.

The Taiwanese warned that Taiwan's investors may withdraw their investments if they're not fairly treated by Hanoi.

Vice Economics Minister Shen Jong-chin arrived in the Southeast Asian country earlier Wednesday and visited seven Taiwanese enterprises in Binh Duong province, suburban Ho Chi Minh City in southern Vietnam, in the afternoon.

Three Vietnamese officials, including Dao Quan Thu, vice minister of planning and investment, Tran Van Nam, vice governor of Binh Duong province, and Vu Tien Loc, chairman of Vietnam Association of Commerce and Industry, accompanied Shen during the visit in a show of the Vietnamese government's high regards for Taiwanese companies there.

One of Vietnam's vice premiers paid a visit to Formosa Plastics Group's steel mill at Ha Tinh province on the northern central coast and submitted a letter from Premier Nguyen Tan Dung Wednesday, according to sources from Ha Tinh.

(By Tony Fang and Kuo Chung-han)
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