Focus Taiwan: MOFA to review World Bank treatment of Taiwanese employees

Taipei, Dec. 14 (CNA) The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) said on Saturday that it will review the World Bank’s treatment of Taiwanese employees, following a report that it only recently took steps to change a policy requiring Taiwanese staff to hold a Chinese passport or lose their job.

The statement made by the ministry came after a report on U.S.-based news website Axios dated Friday indicated that the World Bank had previously told current or prospective employees from Taiwan they must have a Chinese passport in a bid to keep or secure employment at the global financial institution.

MOFA spokeswoman Joanne Ou (歐江安) told CNA that the ministry was fully aware of the unreasonable request made by the World Bank regarding the passports of its Taiwanese employees.

Ou said MOFA had asked Taiwan’s international friends to urge the World Bank to change the inappropriate policy in a bid to protect Taiwanese citizens’ rights

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