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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Lee Jeong-ho

Lee Jeong-ho

Lee Jeong-ho reports on China's diplomacy for the Post. He also covers East Asian security and defence stories. Before joining the Post he was with the South Korean Air Force and News1 Korea. He has a bachelor's degree in media and communications and Chinese studies from Sydney University and a master's of international studies in Chinese area studies from Seoul National University.