Zara seeks to distance brand from HK protest controversy

123rf

Spanish apparel giant Zara has denied accusations that it supports the anti-government protests in Hong Kong.

It comes after Chinese-government-affiliated newspaper Ming Pao asked if the closure of four Zara stores in Hong Kong on Monday was in support of the strike.

In a statement issued on Chinese social media late Monday, the brand said it supported the "one country, two systems" policy under which China rules Hong Kong and denied lending support to the strikes.

It is the latest example of the mounting pressure facing retail giants to take a clear stand against the ongoing protests. 

More from International

Coming Up on Dubai Eye

  • The Music Mix

    1:00pm - 2:00pm

    Enjoy your favourite music back to back commercial free, tune in to the Music Mix everyday from 1 until 2 for the music you love and the news updates you need

  • Afternoons with Helen Farmer

    2:00pm - 5:00pm

    Every weekday afternoon, Helen Farmer will help you to navigate the highs and lows of life in the UAE. Stay up to date with what’s happening and where to go.

On Dubai Eye

  • Pets & Vets Live

    To celebrate World Pet Day on Friday 4th October, Dubai Eye 103.8 and The Dubai Pet Shop brings you Pets and Vets Live.

  • Make amazing Hummus on Farmer's Kitchen

    This week's episode is all about grazing and sharing and we create 3 incredible dishes with Chef Andre Gerschel.