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Taiwan not receiving due compensation after Vietnam riot: official

Taiwan not receiving due compensation after Vietnam riot: official

Hanoi, Vietnam April 22 (CNA) Taiwanese businesses in Vietnam have not received reasonable compensation nearly one year after a deadly anti-Chinese riot in the Southeast Asian country, Taiwan's representative to Vietnam said Wednesday. Huang Chih-peng (???), who described the low efficiency of the Vietnamese government during the past year as"a spectacle,"said there remain many Taiwanese businesses that have not been given full compensation. In protest to the Vietnamese government's lukewarm reaction to the riot, which left three Chinese dead and some 400 Taiwanese companies affected, Huang said the office does not encourage Taiwanese to invest in the country. Huang said he hopes that tensions will subside in the future, following three rounds of high-level talks dedicated to the issue over the past year. Liu Mei-te (???), chairwoman of the Taiwanese Chamber Of Commerce In Vietnam, said Taiwanese businesses are very dissatisfied about the way the Vietnamese government handled the aftermath of the riot. No Taiwanese companies have received cash compensation from the Vietnamese government thus far, which she said is no longer deemed possible by Taiwanese investors. The victims also failed to receive reasonable compensation from insurance companies, she said, adding that the whole process is incredibly slow. The riots erupted May 13 last year after Vietnamese crowds took to the streets to protest a Chinese oil-drilling venture in an area of the South China Sea that is also claimed by Hanoi. Mistaken for mainland Chinese factories, Taiwanese facilities bore the brunt of the attacks. (By Fang Pei-ching and Lee Hsin-Yin)


Updated : 2021-09-19 02:01 GMT+08:00