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Nike has pulled a series of limited-edition shoes from China after the designer showed support for Hong Kong & # 39; s anti-extradition law protests on social media, resulting in criticism from Chinese users. Above, a massive demonstration outside the Hong Kong Legislative Council Building on 17 June
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Nike has pulled a series of limited-edition shoes from China after the designer showed support for Hong Kong & # 39; s anti-extradition law protests on social media, resulting in criticism from Chinese users.

Retailers in China canceled the launch of the trainers, a collaboration between Nike and Undercover, the brand created by Japanese designer Jun Takahashi, after a photo of a mass demonstration in Hong Kong was posted on Undercover & # 39; s Instagram with the words & # 39; no extradition to China, & Financial times reported.

The post has since been removed from the brand's Instagram story after it drew back from Chinese users. Undercover said it was a & # 39; individual opinion & # 39; was placed by mistake, the report added.

Nike has pulled a series of limited-edition shoes from China after the designer showed support for Hong Kong & # 39; s anti-extradition law protests on social media, resulting in criticism from Chinese users. Above, a massive demonstration outside the Hong Kong Legislative Council Building on 17 June

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Nike has pulled a series of limited-edition shoes from China after the designer showed support for Hong Kong & # 39; s anti-extradition law protests on social media, resulting in criticism from Chinese users. Above, a massive demonstration outside the Hong Kong Legislative Council Building on 17 June

Retailers in China canceled the launch of the trainers, a collaboration between Nike and Undercover, the brand created by Japanese designer Jun Takahashi, after a photo of a mass demonstration in Hong Kong was posted on Undercover & # 39; s Instagram with the words & # 39; no extradition to China. & # 39; Above a photo of the limited-edition Nike trainers posted by YYSports, one of China & # 39; s largest clothing retailers, in its cancellation notice

Retailers in China canceled the launch of the trainers, a collaboration between Nike and Undercover, the brand created by Japanese designer Jun Takahashi, after a photo of a mass demonstration in Hong Kong was posted on Undercover & # 39; s Instagram with the words & # 39; no extradition to China. & # 39; Above a photo of the limited-edition Nike trainers posted by YYSports, one of China & # 39; s largest clothing retailers, in its cancellation notice

Retailers in China canceled the launch of the trainers, a collaboration between Nike and Undercover, the brand created by Japanese designer Jun Takahashi, after a photo of a mass demonstration in Hong Kong was posted on Undercover & # 39; s Instagram with the words & # 39; no extradition to China. & # 39; Above a photo of the limited-edition Nike trainers posted by YYSports, one of China & # 39; s largest clothing retailers, in its cancellation notice

YYSports, one of China & # 39; s largest clothing retailers, said in a statement on WeChat that it is an & # 39; urgent notification & # 39; received from the American sportswear brand to prevent the launch of the sneakers.

& # 39; The UNDERCOVER x Nike Daybreak shoes originally announced on June 14 are canceled. We apologize for any inconvenience & # 39 ;, that was the message, without giving any further details.

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Employees were only told that there were & # 39; some problems with the designer & # 39; and the line was drawn from more than 300 YYSports outlets in Beijing alone, a spokesperson told MailOnline.

Other Chinese sellers withdrew the shoes without explanation, Financial Times reported. Online retailer Douniu said it had removed all Undercover products for & # 39; special reasons & # 39 ;.

A person near the US company told Financial Times that the controversy is unlikely to have a significant impact on Nike's sales in China because the mail was quickly broken down and the shoes were designed as a collector's item

A person near the US company told Financial Times that the controversy is unlikely to have a significant impact on Nike's sales in China because the mail was quickly broken down and the shoes were designed as a collector's item

A person near the US company told Financial Times that the controversy is unlikely to have a significant impact on Nike's sales in China because the mail was quickly broken down and the shoes were designed as a collector's item

Messages on Undercover & # 39; s Instagram account were littered with angry comments from Chinese users.

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& # 39; Chinese comrades, don't buy shoes from this brand. Our local designers are much better, & one person wrote.

& # 39; As a designer brand you just have to stay calm and sell clothing. Why did you have to intervene in politics? It's none of your business, & someone else said.

Nike and Undercover did not immediately respond to the requests for comments from MailOnline.

A person near the company told the Financial Times that the controversy is unlikely to have a significant impact on Nike & # 39; s revenue in China because the item was quickly broken down and the shoes were designed as a collector's item.

In recent weeks, millions of people have taken to the streets in Hong Kong to protest the controversial extradition law that would have allowed individuals, including foreigners, to be extradited to mainland China to be tried by courts controlled by the Communist Party.

In recent weeks, millions of people have taken to the streets in Hong Kong to protest the controversial extradition law that would have allowed individuals, including foreigners, to be extradited to mainland China to be tried by courts controlled by the Communist Party.

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In recent weeks, millions of people have taken to the streets in Hong Kong to protest the controversial extradition law that would have allowed individuals, including foreigners, to be extradited to mainland China to be tried by courts controlled by the Communist Party.

Carrie Lam, who was appointed by Hong Kong in Beijing, finally threw himself into some of the worst violence in decades on the streets of the city, with police firing tear gas and rubber bullets.

Carrie Lam, who was appointed by Hong Kong in Beijing, finally threw himself into some of the worst violence in decades on the streets of the city, with police firing tear gas and rubber bullets.

Carrie Lam, who was appointed by Hong Kong in Beijing, finally threw himself into some of the worst violence in decades on the streets of the city, with police firing tear gas and rubber bullets.

In recent weeks, millions of people have taken to the streets in Hong Kong to protest against the controversial extradition law that would have allowed individuals, including foreigners, to be extradited to mainland China to stand trial in courts being checked by the Communist Party.

Beijing-appointed leader Carrie Lam of Hong Kong eventually threw himself into some of the worst violence in decades on the streets of the city, with police firing tear gas and rubber bullets.

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But Lam stopped requesting the protesters to completely cancel the bill and said it would be suspended indefinitely.

Beijing has said it supports Lam's decision to suspend extradition law, but has been irritated by the criticisms of Western capitals, including Washington, about the legislation.

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