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Snickers maker apologizes to China for implying Taiwan is a country

Written by Javed Iqbal

The US-based candy giant that makes Snickers apologized to China on Friday for implying in an ad that Taiwan is a country.

Mars Wrigley had just launched a limited edition Snickers bar in the country and announced that the chocolate bar was only available in the countries of South Korea, Malaysia and Taiwan, according to a This is written by Reuters.

The statement went viral on Chinese social media platforms, including Weibo.

Mars Wrigley then issued an apology, saying it had changed the language in its ad, according to the report.

The controversy comes on the heels of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s trip to the tiny island this week and China’s visceral reaction to the visit, including sanctioning the speaker and start military exercises.

Wrigley's Doublemint gum and M&Ms.
Mars Wrigley issued an apology to China for referring to Taiwan as a country in an ad.
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Beijing also said Friday it is canceling or suspending talks with the United States on various issues, including climate change and military relations, because of the president’s trip.

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