‘No removal of national emblem’ at Twin Oaks estate

The China Post
Date: April 28, 2017
By: Joseph Yeh

TAIPEI, Taiwan — The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) insisted Thursday that its

This undated photo shows the new flower garden at Twin Oaks in Washington, D.C.(Photo courtesy of MOFA)

representative office in Washington, D.C. had not removed an R.O.C. emblem design from one of its gardens, but rather had simply updated its appearance.

Former de facto ambassador to the U.S. Shen Lyu-hsun (沈呂巡) said earlier this week that the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) administration had recently removed the emblem design from the garden at Twin Oaks estate, the former Washington residence of R.O.C. ambassadors.

Shen warned that the move could jeopardize the R.O.C. government’s legitimacy and representation in the U.S., while opposition Kuomintang (KMT) lawmakers said the emblem represented the country and should not have been removed.

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