Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Vietnam
|Văn phòng Kinh tế Văn hóa Đài Bắc tại Hà Nội, Việt Nam|
|Jurisdiction|| Vietnam (excluding southern regions) |
|Website||Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Vietnam|
The Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Vietnam (Chinese: 駐越南台北經濟文化辦事處; pinyin: Zhù Yuènán Táiběi Jīngjì Wénhuà Bànshì Chù) (Vietnamese: Văn phòng Kinh tế Văn hóa Đài Bắc tại Hà Nội, Việt Nam) is the representative office of Taiwan in Vietnam, which functions as a de facto embassy in the absence of diplomatic relations. It also has responsibility for Laos.
In February 2014, a former Secretary of the Office was investigated by police for reportedly cooperating to take bribes to illegally grant visas to Vietnamese students two years earlier.
The Hanoi office, along with its counterpart in Ho Chi Minh City, was established in June 1992. This followed visits to Vietnam by the Sino-Vietnamese Industrial and Commercial Association (SVICA) and China External Trade Development Council (CETRA) in 1991.
Until 1975, Taiwan, as the Republic of China, had an embassy in Saigon. However, it suspended its operations after the defeat of South Vietnam by the Communist North, which had maintained full diplomatic relations with the People's Republic of China.
- Taiwan–Vietnam relations
- List of diplomatic missions of Taiwan
- List of diplomatic missions in Vietnam
- Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office
- Socialist Republic of Vietnam, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Republic of China (Taiwan)
- Asia Pacific Area, Bureau of Consular Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Republic of China)
- Vietnam Economic and Cultural Office Archived 2016-03-14 at the Wayback Machine
- Taipei Economic and Cultural Office, Ho Chi Minh City
- Taiwanese investigated for allegedly ‘selling’ visas to Vietnamese students, Tuoi Tre, February 13, 2014
- Foreign Policy of the New Taiwan: Pragmatic Diplomacy in Southeast Asia, Jie Chen, Edward Elgar Publishing, 2002, page 81
- The Vietnamese Economy and Its Transformation to an Open Market System, William T. Alpert M.E. Sharpe, 2005, page 188
- Maoists kill Chinese publisher in Saigon, Current Issue, December 5, 1971
- The Republic Of China Yearbook 1996, David Robertson, Taylor & Francis, 1996, page 652