Snickers maker apologises for advert suggesting Taiwan is a country

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BEIJING (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 res…

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