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Fri Aug 5, 2022, 04:49 PM

Snickers maker apologises for advert suggesting Taiwan is a country

BEIJING, Aug 5 (Reuters) - Mars Wrigley, maker of the Snickers candy bar, apologised on Friday for a Snickers product launch which Chinese social media users said suggested that Taiwan was a country.

Videos and pictures showing a Snickers website promoting a limited edition Snickers bar and saying the product was only available in the “countries” of South Korea, Malaysia and Taiwan triggered an outpour of anger on Chinese microblogging platform Weibo on Friday.

Mars Wrigley later published an apology on its Snickers China Weibo account and said the relevant content had been amended.

“Mars Wrigley respects China’s national sovereignty and territorial integrity and conducts its business operations in strict compliance with local Chinese laws and regulations,” Mars Wrigley added.

https://www.reuters.com/article/china-mars-inc-asia-pelosi/update-1-snickers-maker-apologises-for-advert-suggesting-taiwan-is-a-country-idINL1N2ZH0U3

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Reply Snickers maker apologises for advert suggesting Taiwan is a country (Original post)
TheProle Aug 5 OP
Karadeniz Aug 5 #1
Crunchy Frog Aug 5 #2
mathematic Aug 5 #5
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Aug 5 #3
TheProle Aug 5 #4
Gore1FL Aug 5 #6
WarGamer Aug 5 #7

Response to TheProle (Original post)

Fri Aug 5, 2022, 05:13 PM

1. Cowards. They should've ignored the China comments.

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Response to TheProle (Original post)

Fri Aug 5, 2022, 05:20 PM

2. This is fucking insane. The One China policy needs to be flushed IMO.

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Response to Crunchy Frog (Reply #2)

Fri Aug 5, 2022, 05:48 PM

5. One China is the official position of Taiwan

If they abandon that and declare that there are two Chinas, mainland China will consider that a declaration of independence which is mainland China's red line.

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Response to TheProle (Original post)

Fri Aug 5, 2022, 05:43 PM

3. Oh FFS

China better buy a ton of Snickers if they're going to grovel to them.

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Response to TheProle (Original post)

Fri Aug 5, 2022, 06:37 PM

6. The better response would be for Mars Wrigley to suggest China has bigger problems...

...than a candy company recognizing the independence of a long-independent country.

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