A screenshot from the since deleted Dolce & Gabbana advertisement that prompted Chinese consumers to call for a boycott of the Italian brand. Picture: YouTube / Dolce & Gabbana
Wee Kek Koon
Opinion

Opinion

Reflections by Wee Kek Koon

Chopsticks are one of China’s most important cultural exports, a fact devalued by Dolce & Gabbana’s ad

The utensils at the centre of a fashion firestorm are an integral part of Chinese culture and cuisine, but how did they get their name?

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A screenshot from the since deleted Dolce & Gabbana advertisement that prompted Chinese consumers to call for a boycott of the Italian brand. Picture: YouTube / Dolce & Gabbana
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