Snickers maker apologises for advert suggesting Taiwan is a country – Reuters

Snickers bars are seen in this picture illustration taken February 23, 2016. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration

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BEIJING, Aug 5 (Reuters) – Mars Wrigley, makers 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 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 on Friday.

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

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Reporting by Eduardo Baptista; editing by Jason Neely

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