By: Scarlette Chai and Evelyn Kao
Taipei, May 31 (CNA) Emirates issued a new directive to its Taiwanese cabin crew
Wednesday, asking them not to wear any flag pins, after they protested against an order by the airline the previous day to use Chinese lapel flag pins.
Taiwan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) said Wednesday that it had also lodged a protest with the Emirates headquarters in Dubai over the matter, which started with an email from the airline to its Taiwanese cabin crew members to start observing the “one China” policy with immediate effect.
“This means you must remove the Taiwanese flag from your service waistcoat and replace it with the Chinese flag,” the airline said in the email, according to MOFA.
The order was issued at the request of the Chinese government, the airline said.