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The Financial Times reported on Wednesday that Nike has pulled a line of sneakers made in partnership with the Japanese trademark Undercover, which is run by designer Jun Takahashi.After an "urgent announcement, issued by the Nike brand. "
Undercover criticism was made in connection with the latest comments on protests against Hong Kong against a controversial bill that would allow the extradition of criminals suspected of China
Many demonstrators were afraid that the proposed law could be used to deport activists or political targets from Hong Kong, who for decades acted under politics of "one country, two systems."
Earlier this month, Undercover published a protest in Instagram Story, entitled "No Extradition to China."
Some social media users in mainland China have expressed outrage at the post. On Weibo, the Chinese version of Twitter, some have vowed to throw off their Nike shoes. One user posts a photo with shoes in a trash can.
"There is one China," another user wrote, adding that they were offended by the comments of the studio. The same user uploads a photo showing the undercover logo on a boot.
Undercover refused to comment.
China is one of Nike's largest and fastest growing markets. It is also a key manufacturing center, with about a quarter of Nike's shoes and clothing being produced there in 2018.