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China on Wednesday said it hoped the Indian authorities would "properly" resolve the issue of a Chinese employee of smartphone maker Oppo allegedly showing ‘disrespect to an Indian flag’. "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.The employees of the handset maker had staged a protest at its office in Noida, Uttar Pradesh, on Tuesday. "We hope that it will be resolved properly. The Chinese government always ask 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. 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.