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Chinese flag will be hoisted over the White House South Lawn on September 20, 2009-Fiction!

Chinese flag will be hoisted over the White House South Lawn on September 20, 2009-Fiction!

Summary of eRumor:

Forwarded emails abourt reports that said that the Chinese flag will be hoisted over the White House South Lawn on September 20, 2009.  One report is from a China Daily News Service and the other is World Net Daily.
 

The Truth:

This is fiction according to a Fox News report on September 4, 2009 that said, “The White House on Friday dismissed as inaccurate reports from China that the administration will mark the 60th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic by flying the Chinese flag on the South Lawn.”     The article went on to say that a ceremony would take place in the District of Columbia, but not on the White House grounds.  Instead, a ceremony will take place on the Ellipse, a public area near the Executive Mansion.   Click here for news story.

It is only proper protocol to display a foreign flag only when that nation’s head of state or leaders are visiting the Pennsylvania Ave residence.

World Net Daily released a correction on September 10, 2009.  Click for news story

 updated 09/08/09