team has contacted the organizing committee of the Rio Olympic Games
regarding their dissatisfaction with the flawed Chinese national flags
used in the award ceremonies, a representative of the Chinese Olympic
delegation told the Global Times on Sunday.
The flawed flags were prepared by organizers in Rio, a Chinese
delegation representative told the Global Times on condition of
Former CCTV host Cui Yongyuan wrote on Sina Weibo on Sunday that many
Chinese viewers watching Chinese flags being raised at Olympic award
ceremonies over the weekend noticed that the orientation of the four
smaller stars on the flags was incorrect.
Several media reports claimed the flags used in the Rio Games were made
by Zhejiang-based Jinyu Home Textile Industrial Company.
Net users strongly criticized the company, saying it could not make such
mistakes, since they concern the dignity of over 1 billion Chinese
"If incorrect Chinese national flags are made in China, it would be the
biggest joke," one Net user posted on Sina Weibo.
The head of the company, surnamed Jin, confirmed with the Global Times
on Sunday that media reports were mistaken, since the company has only
made souvenir products for spectators at the Olympic Games, including
The company previously manufactured national flags in 2008, said Jin.
Adding that is unsure which company made the incorrect flags, as there
are hundreds of companies in China that offer products for the Rio