This is a list of apologies issued by organisations and public figures to the People's Republic of China.

Background Edit

With the growth of China's economy, many organisations and public figures around the world have been forced to publicly apologize to China after making statements or taking actions that allegedly offended China or its people. Many of the apologies are related to the political status of Taiwan.

Airlines, Hotels, and Travel Edit

Airlines and others had to agree not to refer to Taiwan as a separate nation.

Government Organizations Edit

Manufacturers Edit

Sports and Entertainment Edit

Retail and Fashion Edit

Internet and Technology Edit

Public Figures Edit

Other Edit


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "Airlines bow to China's Taiwan deadline" (in en-GB). 2018-07-25. 
  2. 2.00 2.01 2.02 2.03 2.04 2.05 2.06 2.07 2.08 2.09 2.10 2.11 2.12 2.13 2.14 2.15 2.16 Staff·News·October 14, Editorial; Read, 2019·12 Min (2019-10-14). "At Least 25 Global Brands Have Apologized to China Since 2017" (in en-US). 
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 Chan, Tara Francis. "'Economic blackmail': Zara, Qantas, Marriott and Delta Air Lines reverse position on Taiwan for fear of angering China". 
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 Haas, Benjamin (2018-01-12). "Marriott apologises to China over Tibet and Taiwan error" (in en-GB). The Guardian. ISSN 0261-3077. 
  5. "DND apologizes to China for error on defense ministry logo" (in en). 
  6. "Chelsea apology to China for player’s offensive online posts" (in en-US). 2017-07-23. 
  7. Barboza, David; Barnes, Brooks (June 14, 2016). "How China Won the Keys to Disney’s Magic Kingdom". The New York Times. Retrieved December 5, 2019. 
  8. Tone, Sixth (20 April 2018). "Marvel China Apologizes As Avengers Fans Assemble". Retrieved 2019-10-17. 
  9. "NBA in grovelling apology after China suspends broadcasts of Rockets games over Hong Kong ‘freedom’ tweet" (in en). 2019-10-07. 
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 Paton, Elizabeth (2019-08-12). "Versace, Givenchy and Coach Apologize to China After T-Shirt Row" (in en-US). The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. 
  11. "Dior apologises to China for omitting Taiwan on map" (in en-ZA). 
  12. "Gap apologizes for China map T-shirt that didn't show Taiwan". 
  13. Dawkins, David. "UBS Economist Forced to Apologize After ‘Chinese Pig’ Comments Trigger Outrage" (in en). 
  14. "Gigi Hadid Apologizes To China On Weibo For Offensive Gesture". 2017-09-07. 
  15. "James Harden apologizes to China after Daryl Morey’s controversial tweet" (in en). 
  16. Pazzibugan, Dona Z.. "Locsin apologizes to China for anti-Mao remarks" (in en). 
  17. Horwitz, Josh. "A 16-year-old pop star was forced to apologize to China for waving Taiwan’s flag" (in en). 


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