BEIJING: China said on Wednesday that it hopes the Indian authorities would "properly" resolve the issue of a Chinese official at smartphone maker Oppo allegedly insulting the Indian flag and safeguard the rights of the firm.
"We have noted the relevant reports. Company officials are in touch with the local police," Chinese foreign ministry spokesperson Lu Kang told a media briefing here.
"We hope that it will be resolved properly. The Chinese government always asks its Chinese enterprises and staff overseas to abide by local law, regulations and respect local practices and customs," he said while replying to a question on the incident in Noida, Uttar Pradesh, which lead to protests by staff and public yesterday.
Workers at Oppo's Noida unit staged a protest yesterday after one of its Chinese officials allegedly threw the Indian flag in a dustbin
The officials of the Chinese firm offered an unconditional apology after the district authorities and deputy labour commissioner intervened in the matter.
Lu said, "We also hope that the legitimate rights of the Chinese enterprise and staff will be safeguarded under law."
Ban that Mobile from India.
Close Chinese companies in India and stop buying/using Chinese products. India should first arrest the basstard Chinese official who tore our national flag. Jai Hind
Chinese has always been contemptous of India even though they owe a lot to India including Buddhism. They have always voted against India and favoured Pakistan in internaitonal fora. The only way is for the people to boycott those inferior chinese products so that they would feel the pinch.
Indians are shameless....they will still buy Chinese phones no matter what...
India - 1 day ago
Chinese are the worst kind of people all across the world. For money they will sell their own mother. You can't find a more heartless populace than the Chinkis and added to that they are India's enemy.
We are too sensitive when it comes to our nations pride our flag our national anthem means everything to us.... Beware
my humble request to all Indians , please dont buy any chinese item or goods
Why always Chinese people do the wrong thing first and then apologize ?
Only way to teach them a lesson is not to buy any more OPPO phones. But unfortunately indians doesnt shown patriatism when needed.