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Hanoi denies report of firms allowed to fly Taiwanese flags in Vietnam

Friday, August 03, 2018, 08:16 GMT+7
Hanoi denies report of firms allowed to fly Taiwanese flags in Vietnam
Le Thi Thu Hang, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ spokesperson, is seen at a press conference in Hanoi, Vietnam. Photo: Tuoi Tre

Vietnam’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs has rejected a media report claiming that Vietnam allowed Taiwan-invested companies to fly Taiwanese flags in its territory.

Taipei Times claimed on Monday that Vietnamese authorities permitted Kaiser 1 Furniture Industry and several other Taiwanese-owned firms in Binh Duong Province to hang Taiwanese flags on their premises.

Their purpose was to preempt the misunderstanding that they are ‘Chinese’ businesses, the Taiwanese newspaper explained.

This information was on Thursday contradicted by Le Thi Thu Hang, the Vietnamese foreign ministry’s spokeswoman.

Speaking at a regular press conference in Hanoi, Hang said Vietnam “consistently upholds” the One-China Policy, which states that the Taiwanese island is part of the People’s Republic of China, meaning there is only one country of China in the world.

“The reported act of flying [Taiwanese] flags by a Taiwanese enterprise was the company’s own decision,” Hang asserted, referring to Kaiser 1 Furniture Industry.

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Thai Xuan / Tuoi Tre News

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