4:54 pm - 08/13/2019

Lay cuts ties with Samsung over "One-China Policy"

Many chinese stars have canceled their contracts with foreign luxury brands (such as Versace, Coach & Givenchy) after it was found that they do not adhere to the one-China policy and list Hong Kong and Taiwan as seperate countries on shirts they're selling.

Lay's studio has now announced that they canceled his modeling contract with Samsung because of their "global official website's lack of definition of the country and region".
He previously announced that he will "always adhere to the one-China policy, firmly maintains national sovereignty and territorial integrity and oppose any speech and behavior in various forms attempting to split the homeland" after Calvin Klein announced him as his new global ambassador.







sources: @xingpark 1, 2, @layshands, bloomberg.com, @TrendingWeibo
goshipgurl 13th-Aug-2019 03:49 pm (UTC)
Since this is happening with many chinese stars and brands right now, and given the current situation with Hong Kong, this is just another order from the communist party to showcase their superior power.

Has Jackson spoken up about the situation yet? I wonder how he feels, given that HK is his hometown but he's making bank in mainland China.
myungung 13th-Aug-2019 03:54 pm (UTC)
I feel like for Jackson, he has been making it quite obvious that he's from Hong Kong, China since a while ago, so in a sense he's been pretty careful. although we'll never know how he truly feels about the current situation, he does emphasise on being a part of both Hong Kong and China from what I've seen
camouflagecat 13th-Aug-2019 03:57 pm (UTC)
Some time ago I saw on twitter this screencap that Jackson and Lucas both posted on weibo the China flag (this is the only tweet with the screencaps I've seen tho, but I've seen many people mention this/them if you search for it)



Jackson always seemed to me like a person that doesn't wanna mix politics into his business if possible, plus he's stayed silent in the past, so I wonder if his hand was forced/his job was on the line... (same with Lucas I guess)

edit: ok someone is saying he actually "RT-ed" it instead of posting it directly but... if true idk if it changes anything (sorry for the edits)

Edited at 2019-08-13 04:12 pm (UTC)
karaskye 13th-Aug-2019 06:51 pm (UTC)
I'm pretty sure every single celebrity who promotes in China had to post this.

After Bing Bing's disappearance, I don't think anyone is taking any chances.
daynr 13th-Aug-2019 04:33 pm (UTC)
I'm always interested in this issue with Jackson. He's not only from Hong Kong, but his parents were mainland national athletes and his grandpa a Shanghai doctor, so they all know the power of the government and yet chose to raise their kids in Hong Kong and send them to be integrated with the West. From what I can tell, Jackson is trying to dodge, but also Jackson is choosing money, business, and ambition. Maybe he believes in the one nation policy, even if by force.
hpn88 13th-Aug-2019 06:46 pm (UTC)
Jackson is walking the finest of lines and covering it up with his extra
He plays up the Hong Kong part when he is at home and in Korea (cause HK is fine in Korea, but china not so much) and then in China and America he plays up the Chinese part. He introduces himself as Jackson Wang from China in America when he is solo.
I wonder how long he can play this game though.
juhli 14th-Aug-2019 03:34 pm (UTC)
True, he's not only having to tread carefully with his solo vs. group identity, but also Chinese vs. Korean and HK vs. Mainland, damn
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