Luxury brand Versace has apologised after an image on one of its T-shirts appeared to imply Hong Kong and Macau were independent territories.
After fierce criticism on social media in China, Versace said it had made a mistake and had stopped selling the tops.
It said it “respects the sovereignty of China’s territorial state”.
Fashion brands Givenchy and Coach are also facing a backlash for not adhering to China’s territorial claims.
The Versace T-shirts, images of which were shared on social media, featured city-country pairs such as Milan-Italy and London-UK.
These also included Hong Kong-Hong Kong and Macau-Macau.