The US retailer store has said its apology that it would implement "rigorous reviews" to prevent such things from happening again.
The US company issued its apology on Weibo late Monday, saying it "respects the integrity of China's sovereignty and territory".
A photo of a gray T-shirt featuring the word "China" alongside a silhouette of a map of mainland China-which was notably missing several China-claimed territories-went viral on the Weibo social network, prompting outrage for being "incomplete".
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U.S. retailer Gap Inc has been forced to apologise 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.
USA fashion retailer Gap became the latest giant corporation to apologise to China for selling a T-shirt with an "incorrect" map that did not feature Taiwan and other territories it claims.
Gap's apology comes as China has been increasing efforts to police language used to describe Chinese-claimed territories such as Taiwan.
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Gap is not the first worldwide brand to bruise China's long fingers and tender toes, but it has apologized just the same.
Most recently, the Chinese Civil Aviation Administration ordered a number of air carriers, including U.S. airlines, to identify Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macau as Chinese regions on their websites. As stated by the user, the photograph of the T-shirt was taken at an outlet store in Canada. Beijing considers the self-ruled, democratic island a wayward province.
The government has lodged a protest against a change of its designation to "Taiwan, China" on the website of Air Canada, the country's flag carrier and largest airline, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) said Tuesday. "We sincerely apologise for this unintentional error". "ORCRP009473-topic.html" class="local_link" >Marriott International apologized profusely to China after sending a letter to rewards club members that listed Tibet, Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan as options on a question asking customers their countries of residence.
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