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Gap apologises for selling T-shirt with 'incorrect map' of China

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(Reuters) - U.S. retailer Inc apologised on Monday for selling a T-shirt which it said had an incorrect map of China, adding it would implement "rigorous reviews" to prevent a repeat mistake.

The apology came after a person posted pictures of the T-shirt on Chinese Weibo, saying that Chinese territories, including south Tibet, the island of and the South Sea, were omitted from the map. The user said the photo of the T-shirt was taken at an outlet store in

"Inc. respects the sovereignty and territorial integrity of We've learned that a brand T-shirt sold in some overseas markets failed to reflect the correct map of We sincerely apologise for this unintentional error," it said in a statement posted on its account on Monday evening.

It added that the products had been pulled from the Chinese market and destroyed.

Gap's apology comes as China has been ramping up efforts to police language used to describe Chinese-claimed territories such as Other U.S. companies which have issued apologies for similar incidents include and Marriott International Inc .

Earlier this month, the sharply criticised China's efforts to force foreign airlines to change how they described Taiwan, Hong Kong and on their websites as "Orwellian nonsense."

(Reporting by Brenda Goh; Editing by Michael Perry)

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First Published: Tue, May 15 2018. 06:29 IST
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