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Taiwan freeze hire still on despite 7 pt. consensus By Michaela P. del Callar and Aytch S. de la Cruz 02/25/2011

Friday, February 25, 2011

Taiwan freeze hire still on despite 7 pt. consensus

By Michaela P. del Callar and Aytch S. de la Cruz 02/25/2011

Taiwan Minister Jennifer Wang of the Council of Labor Affairs (CLA) said yesterday her council will adopt an across-the-board freeze on the import of Philippines workers if the Philippine government fails to show goodwill to Taiwan in the wake of its failure to apologize for the wrongful deportation of 14 Taiwanese fraud suspects to China earlier this month, the China Post of Taiwan reported.

She said the CLA will follow the example of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in handling the row with the Philippines arising from the wrongful deportation case.

Once the CLA decides to freeze the entry of Philippine laborers across the board, there will be no timetable on how long the freeze remains in place unless the Philippine government shows goodwill toward Taiwan.

But following the acceptance of a seven point “agreement” given the Taiwan media, one of which insists on an investigation of Philippine officials and penal sanctions imposed on those who have committed wrongdoing, Taiwan now appears to have softened its stance on the Philippines, saying there is no need for Taipei to demand an apology from the government of President Aquino for its deportation to Beijing of 14 Taiwanese wanted for fraud in China..... MORE

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