ILLEGAL: A court upheld a previous ruling that the association contravened its own rules by removing the ROC flag as there were not enough votes for the move
Date: Mar 03, 2019
By: Staff writer, with CNA
A US district court of appeal has handed down a final ruling against the Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association in San Francisco over the removal of a Republic of China (ROC) flag from its office in 2013.
The court on Monday ruled to maintain an earlier 2016 ruling, which ordered the association to put the ROC flag back in its office, the Overseas Community Affairs Council said in a press release yesterday.
The plaintiff, the Sue Hing Benevolent Association in San Francisco, called a news conference on Friday to declare victory in the legal battle, which has dragged on for six years, the council said.
“We express our gratitude to the Sue Hing Benevolent Association for its long-term effort to preserve the historical status of the ROC flag at the Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association,” the council said, adding that it also thanked overseas compatriots for supporting the ROC. [FULL STORY]