Taiwan Recalls Envoy, Suspends Hiring Over Philippine Row

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Taiwan is suspending hiring Filipino workers and recalling its envoy amid a row over the killing of a fisherman. The move aimed to show President Ma Ying-jeou's "strong dissatisfaction" with Manila's handling of the case.

 
Taiwan is suspending hiring Filipino workers and recalling its envoy amid a row over the killing of a fisherman. The move aimed to show President Ma Ying-jeou's "strong dissatisfaction" with Manila's handling of the case.
 
The fisherman, Hung Shih-cheng, was shot by the Philippine coast guard last week in waters both sides claim. Early on Wednesday, the Philippine envoy in Taipei apologised over the incident - after a three-day deadline set by Taiwan for an apology expired.
 
 
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