Vietnamese women in Taiwan protest against MP's remarks

Dozens of Vietnamese women married to Taiwanese have protested in Taipei over comments made by a member of parliament for the local Taiwan Solidarity Union (TSU) party, ABC News reported Tuesday.

The TSU member caused an uproar after calling for health checks for Vietnamese brides, saying they may have "biochemical remnants of the Vietnam War" in their bodies and may pass them o­nto their children.

The Vietnamese women unfurled a banner reading "Taiwan must not tolerate fascist remarks infringing human rights" at the headquarters of the TSU.


Officials of the radical pro-independence party have apologized over the remarks, and say the member's party membership would be discussed next week.


Official statistics show that about 71,000 of the 346,200 foreign women married to Taiwanese are from Vietnam.

Source: ABC News