Back in the planning meeting, the Chinese delegate is about to get to the last item on the agenda (the guest list for something or other) when his cell phone rings. He answers it as Toby tells Kate that he thought cell phones weren't supposed to work "in here." I'm assuming that he means the White House and not the conference room. The delegate speaks on his phone (in Chinese, natch), and when he hangs up, he and his colleague stand up, gather their papers, and leave without saying a word to Toby or Kate.
C.J.'s office. C.J. is asking Josh how it went, and he tells her that it was fine. She intuits that Hunt (previously known as "Senator Curmudgeon") gave him a hard time. He doesn't seem too fazed by it, and thanks C.J. for letting him carry the ball on the summit planning. As she sits behind an enormous stack of briefing files on her desk, she tells him that it's just one less thing for her to worry about. Just then, Carol comes in and tells them that there was a press question about a flag Jed received from the Taiwanese delegation at the National Prayer Breakfast that morning. Apparently, it was a green flag. Josh immediately asks her if she's joking. She tells him that she's not, and that it was a green flag with a red flower on it. Josh's response: "No, no, nonono." C.J. says Josh's name, and he tells her that the Chinese are going to freak out. Carol plays the audience and says that she thought the Taiwanese flag was red and blue. (I mean, she plays the smarter portion of the audience. You know, the TWoP-reading portion.) He expositions that there is no Taiwanese flag, but that the flag of the Republic of China is red and blue and is used in Taiwan. The green flag is the original flag of the Taiwan independence movement. The writers again express their disdain for the audience by having C.J. ask if the independence movement is the movement that would like Taiwan to be independent of China. Josh confirms this, sputters some more about how upset the Chinese government will be over the symbolism of Jed accepting the flag, and then quietly says, "I sound a little hysterical." C.J.: "Just a touch." Josh thinks they can solve the problem by returning the flag before anyone knows that Jed accepted it. At this moment, Toby enters the room. Josh is surprised to see him, since Toby's supposed to be meeting with the Chinese protocol people. But Toby tells Josh about their sudden departure. Apparently, Kate understood enough of what the delegate said on his phone to know that it was something about a flag. C.J., sounding surprisingly like Leo, immediately bellows for Margaret.