H&M upsets Vietnam after kowtowing to Beijing over ‘problematic map’

Apr 3, 2021 | INVESTING

Swedish fashion retailer H&M is facing a new protest, this time from social media users in Vietnam who accuse it of kowtowing to China over a map of disputed territories in the South China Sea.The controversy began on Friday when the Shanghai branch of the Cyberspace Administration of China said it had been alerted by members of the public to a “problematic map of China” on H&M’s website.It did not specify what was wrong with the illustration, but on Weibo – China’s Twitter-like platform – a…

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