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
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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