TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Swedish singer Zara Larsson announced Tuesday, August 4, that she will no longer collaborate with Chinese company Huawei or promote its products.
In an interview with Swedish channel TV4 on Tuesday, the pop icon said she ended her partnership with the Chinese telecoms giant several months ago because she did not want to support Beijing shares in Hong Kong and Xinjiang. Larsson said she felt the collaboration had “hampered” her desire to voice opinions on these issues.
Larsson described her promotional deal with Huawei as “not the smartest deal I’ve made” and said she does not support decisions made by the Chinese government, adding that China is widely known for not supporting decisions made by the Chinese government. be “not a good state”, reported New speech.
Larsson gained international fame in 2008 when she won “Sweden’s Got Talent” at the age of 10. Since then, she has become a household name in the country and has released two albums as well as several singles.
After announcing his deal with Huawei in April 2019, Larsson came under heavy criticism from global human rights activists and politicians for working with a company linked to an authoritarian regime. In an op-ed recently published by the local newspaper Expressen, local moderate Party politician Matilda Ekeblad accused the young singer of “shopping from China,” according to Local.