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
krissasaur 13th-Aug-2019 04:26 pm (UTC)
I won't pretend I know anything about this, but being for "One China" makes me angry for some reason. It just feels wrong. I really should look into it more some day.
myrrhcat 13th-Aug-2019 06:24 pm (UTC)
people who make statements in support of "national unity", "let's be one" are pretty much always saying "you're going to assimilate whether you like it or not." (although in this case, a lot of these celebs are probably forced to say it) i think that's why it feels wrong.
senshicalico 13th-Aug-2019 10:11 pm (UTC)
you just have to look into the "relationship" between China and Hong Kong, Macao, Taiwan, and the ol' classic, Tibet :\ It's pretty chilling and heartbreaking stuff.
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