Taiwanese firm hit by anti-China violence resumes work

The Taiwanese-owned Formosa Group based in the Vung Ang Economic Zone in Ha Tinh Province resumed operations May 16 three days after a person was killed and 149 others were injured in violence between Vietnamese and Chinese workers.

Vo Kim Cu, the chairman of the province people’s committee, met managers and staff of Formosa on the same day and encouraged them to work, promising to ensure their safety as well as that of their and the company’s properties.

The company too encouraged their employees to return to work.

Ha Tinh authorities are liaising with Formosa to tally the losses caused in the violence.

The local police said they have mobilized 700 officers and troops to ensure safety for businesses and calm in the area.

They have taken in 80 people thought to be involved in the rioting. 

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By Duong Quang – Translated by Hai Mien

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