Mars bows down to China: Chocolate maker issues apology after describing Taiwan as a country


Chocolate and candy purveyor Mars Wrigley made a grovelling apology on Friday for a Snickers product launch which Chinese social media users said suggested that Taiwan was a country.

Videos and pictures of an event promoting a limited edition Snickers bar that was said to be only available in the ‘countries’ of South Korea, Malaysia, and Taiwan went viral on Chinese microblogging platform Weibo.

Chinese users interpreted the wording as a ‘gaff’ and brought it to the attention of Chinese…



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