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Posters wishing Taiwan on its national day come up near Chinese embassy

Posters wishing Taiwan on its national day on Saturday came up near the Chinese embassy here, but were removed by the New Delhi Municipal Council within hours, an official said

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Press Trust of India 

Posters wishing on its day on Saturday came up near the Chinese embassy here, but were removed by the New Delhi Municipal Council within hours, an official said.

The posters -- bearing the words "Happy Day October 10" -- were issued by Delhi BJP leader Tajinder Pal Singh Bagga, who also tweeted their pictures.

The posters were put up Friday night on the sidewalk of Shanti Path close to the embassy of in the capital's diplomatic enclave Chankyapuri.

"We have removed the posters which were put up close to Chinese embassy," an NDMC official said Saturday.

Earlier, the Chinese embassy here had issued guidelines to the Indian media to not violate New Delhi's ''One-China'' policy during the day of

"All countries that have diplomatic relations with should firmly honor their commitment to the One-policy, which is also the long-standing official position of the Indian government," the letter dated October 7 said.

"We hope Indian media can stick to Indian government's position on Taiwan question and do not violate the One-China principle," it said.

The letter was issued in the wake of advertisements put out by the Taiwan government in a couple of leading newspapers in ahead of Taiwan's national day on October 10.

Thursday took oblique potshots over the guidelines, saying there is a "free media" in this country.

(Only the headline and picture of this report may have been reworked by the Business Standard staff; the rest of the content is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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First Published: Sat, October 10 2020. 12:50 IST