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Versace stokes Chinese sensitivities with a geographically challenged t-shirt

on Aug 12, 2019 | 0 comments

By John Glenday

Versace has drawn the wrath of China upon itself after producing a t-shirt which appeared to indicate that the island’s of Hong Kong and Macau were independent of mainland China.

Part of a new city-country range of casual wear the offending garbs came in city-nation pairs such as London-UK and Milan-Italy. In China’s case, however, the special administrative region of Hong Kong broke from this convention having been labelled as Hong Kong – Hong Kong; the same format as used for Macau.

The politically charged insinuation drew swift condemnation from patriotic Chinese social media users, forcing Read full story ›

Source: The Drum