Chinese embassy repeats demand for halt of controversial German T-shirt sales

Source:Xinhua Published: 2017/3/13 13:48:12

The Chinese Embassy in Germany has again called on a German online retailer to apologize and stop selling T-shirts with slogans insulting Chinese.

The openness and diversity the company has said about its products in its apology statement fail to justify the harm, the Chinese embassy said Saturday.

It complained that rather than apologizing, the company's statement defended its indulgence in insult and discrimination.

The company said on its website that "discrimination and insult especially concerning ethics, gender and religion are forbidden." However, the Chinese embassy said the company's behavior went against the stated corporate responsibility.

The embassy released on Thursday a brief statement asking for a halt of the T-shirts sales and an apology, while calling for supervision by related German authorities.

The company called Spreadshirt has been selling T-shirts with such English slogans as "Save a dog, eat a Chinese" and "Save a shark, eat a Chinese."

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