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Article Date: June 2019
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Nike Pulls China Release After Designer Backs Hong Kong Protests

Underscoring just how sensitive the Eager Beavertons are to Chinese politics and the importance of the market to its bottom line, Nike cancelled the scheduled release in China of a collaboration with Japanese streetwear brand Undercover after its designer posted an Instagram photo supporting protestors of a new law that would have allowed China extradition rights from Hong Kong. The Chinese government has made a massive effort to conceal the protests from the Mainland, and it’s pretty certain that this release would have been viewed by protestors and the government alike as a symbolic rebuke to the Xi government. While ... Log in to view full article.


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