Pro-Taiwan groups are awaiting government instructions on whether national flags can be flown on the island's national day on October 10. No consensus had been reached between Taiwan's representatives and the Government, said Lee Kwok-keung, chief secretary of the Hong Kong and Kowloon Trade Union Council. The union, which has organised previous celebrations for the National Day, said preparations had already been made. 'Some two to three big Taiwan national flags are ready and 10-odd smaller ones have been finished in case we are allowed to raise them at our dinner party venue,' Mr Lee said. He said Tung Chee-hwa's instructions had not been clear. 'Some of our subsidiary associations have already asked us for instructions but we don't want to do anything without consensus,' Mr Lee said. Cheng An-kuo, the managing director of Chung Hwa Travel Service, Taiwan's de facto embassy in Hong Kong, and head of Taiwan's new Hong Kong Affairs Bureau, said he did not know whether any groups would publicly fly the flag. 'Hong Kong people and their organisations would do such a thing within the law,' Mr Cheng said. Mr Tung said in Washington yesterday that celebrations in Hong Kong must be on the basis of the one-China principle and in accordance with the law. 'It has always been the Hong Kong Government's practice to act in accordance with the law. I believe Hong Kong people, including Taiwan groups, would certainly deal with Double-Tenth activities in an appropriate way,' Mr Tung said. Chairman of the pro-Taiwan 123 Democratic Alliance Lawrence Yum Sin-ling said he preferred a more ambiguous situation. 'The explanation in the Basic Law is broad and unclear but I think that's enough. If you make guidelines clearer, it will create trouble. It will also have technical problems when implementing the law,' he said. Mr Yum said members of the alliance would join celebrations organised by other pro-Taiwan groups.