Retailer Gap apologises for T-shirts with 'incorrect' map of China
15 May, 2018, 22:42 | Author: Sally Reid
One user on the Chinese social network Weibo complained the retailer may have intentionally left out Taiwan and other islands claimed by Beijing in the South China Sea. "We've learned that a Gap brand T-shirt sold in some overseas markets failed to reflect the correct map of China".
Hundreds of people complained on Gap's official account on China's Weibo microblogging website, the daily said.
Gap said in a statement it "sincerely apologized for this unintentional error" and has subsequently pulled the t-shirt from the Chinese market and destroyed it.
Global fashion brand Zara was also ordered by the internet regulator in Shanghai to update its website after listing Taiwan as a country, medical equipment maker Medtronic was also ordered to publicly apologise on its website for making the same mistake.
The US retailer store has said its apology that it would implement "rigorous reviews" to prevent such things from happening again.
But this isn't the first time an global company has found itself in hot water over China territorial issues.
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