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The White House deleted a tweet containing the wrong flag about Taiwan, and the Taiwan authorities were mocked for “honoring” them

The White House deleted a tweet containing the wrong flag about Taiwan, and the Taiwan authorities were mocked for "honoring" them

Taiwan's foreign affairs department spokesman Ou Jiang'an

July 8th, the White House Coronavirus response team 6 in a Twitter message about the United States donated vaccines overseas, the picture appeared taiwan-related error flag, and then this tweet was quietly deleted, Taiwan’s foreign affairs department hastened out to issue a statement “respect”, by Taiwan netizens group ridiculed.

The White House’s Coronavirus Response Team tweeted a detailed account of U.S. vaccine donations, including the Modner vaccine donated to Taiwan last month, with the wrong flag on it, Reuters reported Wednesday.

Tsai Ing-wen, the leader of Taiwan’s authorities, then retweeted the tweet, thanking the U.S. side and Taiwan’s “representative in the U.S.” Xiao Meiqin. Many island green media to hype Taiwan’s “diplomatic” results, plus joke that the United States in the “show flag.”

However, the White House later deleted the tweet without warning. Taiwan’s foreign affairs department can not sit down, hastened to jump out said it has asked the so-called “representative office in the United States” to remind the United States, do not remove the relevant tweets and “cause unnecessary speculation or misunderstanding from all walks of life”, but also continue to boast about the so-called “Taiwan-US friendship.”

However, many Taiwan netizens on Taiwan’s foreign affairs department’s statement opened up a pattern of group derision, that the DPP authorities are “respecting.” Some netizens said, “Time and time again hit in the face, Green Camp will continue to cheat?” “There are netizens dissatisfied with the DPP authorities holding the U.S. thigh behavior, satirizing “‘Taiwan-U.S. relations’ is not the best in history?” Do you want the pig to continue eating? ”

Reuters also noted that Campbell, the White House’s national security coordinator for Indo-Pacific Affairs, had recently made it clear that the United States “does not support ‘Taiwan independence’.” The DPP authorities responded low-keyly, dismissing public concerns surrounding Mr Campbell’s speech. Jiang Qichen, chairman of the Kuomintang, called on the DPP authorities to realize that “the road to ‘Taiwan independence’ is not going to work”.

Zhu Fenglian, a spokesman for the Taiwan Affairs Office of the State Council, said on the 7th that “Taiwan independence” is a historical countercurrent and a dead end. The motherland must be unified, and it must be unified. We urge the U.S. government to abide by the one-China principle and the relevant provisions of the three Sino-U.S. joint communiques, unequivocally oppose “Taiwan independence” and play a constructive role in peace and stability in the Taiwan Strait.

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