After sending gifts to Khaleda Zia, the Chinese Embassy in Dhaka expressed its regret to the government.
On the eve of Khaleda Zia's birthday on August 15, the Chinese embassy sent her a gift. After the matter came to light, the Ministry of External Affairs inquired into the matter. Finally, the officials of the Chinese embassy expressed regret over the incident of sending gifts.
Chinese embassy officials were reportedly unaware of Khaleda Zia's August 15 birthday celebration and its political implications in recent years.
However, China's policy around the world is to keep in touch with the leaders of all political parties and they have been following that policy. They send flowers as gifts to leaders on their birthdays.
But since there is an 'admitted controversy' over Khaleda Zia's date of birth, they will be cautious about it in the future.
Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and his family were killed on August 15, a national day of mourning in Bangladesh. BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia started celebrating August 15 as her birthday a few years ago.
His four birthdays have been discussed at various times. These are August 5, 1944, August 19, 1947, September 5, 1946 and August 15, 1946.