Southeast Asia | Formosa factory restart favors foreign over local interests

Formosa factory restart favors foreign over local interests

Vietnam is set to allow a Taiwan-owned steel plant to restart operations one year after a toxic spill that sparked nationwide environmental protests

Phnom Penh, April 10, 2017 3:12 PM (UTC+8)
Vietnamese protesters demonstrate against Taiwanese conglomerate Formosa during a rally in downtown Hanoi on May 1, 2016 against a toxic spill that caused massive fish deaths along the country's central coast. Photo: AFP/Hoang Dinh Nam
Vietnamese protesters demonstrate against Taiwanese conglomerate Formosa during a rally in downtown Hanoi on May 1, 2016 against a toxic spill that caused massive fish deaths along the country's central coast. Photo: AFP/Hoang Dinh Nam