K-pop star Lay Zhang is offended by Samsung listing Hong Kong and Taiwan as separate from China. Photo: AFP

Chinese K-pop star Lay Zhang drops Samsung over website territory row

  • Star’s agent said singer rejected ‘all ambiguous references to China’s sovereignty and territorial integrity’
  • Boy band artist continues ties with Calvin Klein, which also draws offending distinction between China and its neighbours
Topic |   Samsung Electronics

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K-pop star Lay Zhang is offended by Samsung listing Hong Kong and Taiwan as separate from China. Photo: AFP
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American brand Coach moves quickly to quell online fury in China over T-shirt listing Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan as separate entities. Photo: Weibo

One-China T-shirt row engulfs Coach and Disney, a day after Versace apology

  • Luxury brand says it regrets listing Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan separately from China
  • The brand’s ambassador in China, model Liu Wen, apologised and said she would end her collaboration with Coach
Topic |   China Society

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American brand Coach moves quickly to quell online fury in China over T-shirt listing Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan as separate entities. Photo: Weibo
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