Mars Wrigley apologizes to China over a Snickers ad that labeled Taiwan a country

Mars Wrigley, the company that produces Snickers candy, has released a file apology to china On Friday after proposing that Taiwan is an independent country.

Snickers promoted a limited edition of the candy bars with videos and photos announcing that they were only available in the “countries” of South Korea, Malaysia and Taiwan, Reuters reported.

After the post went viral on social media, including on Chinese microblogging platform Weibo, the company issued an apology.

In her apology, Mars said she had revised the language in the ad.

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Woman showing a Snickers bar in her hand (Photo by Mustafa Kamasi/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images/Getty Images)

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

Mars Wrigley did not immediately respond to a request for comment from Fox Business.

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China considers self-governing Taiwan its territory and has raised the possibility of its annexation by force. The United States maintains informal and defense relations with Taiwan even as it recognizes Beijing as the Chinese government.

The fragile relationship between China and Taiwan came to the fore this week when House Speaker Nancy Pelosi visited the island In a move that led to severe reprimand from China.

Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Sanctions announced against Pelosi and her family on Friday, describing her visit to Taiwan as a “terrible provocation” and a “blatant interference” in the country’s internal affairs.

But he is trying to make a smooth visit via Pelosi to Taiwan, and warns against the Chinese escalation

“In ignoring China’s serious concerns and resolute opposition, US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has insisted on visiting China’s Taiwan region. This constitutes a major interference in China’s internal affairs,” the spokeswoman said. “It is seriously undermining the sovereignty of china and territorial integrity, and seriously trample the one-China principle, and seriously threaten peace and stability across the Taiwan Straits.”

China also announced after Pelosi’s trip that it had done so All planned discussions suspended With the United States on many international issues including climate change and military action.

Nancy Pelosi, Taiwan's foreign minister

In this photo released by the Taiwan Foreign Ministry, US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, center, walks with Taiwanese Foreign Minister Joseph Wu, upon her arrival in Taipei, Taiwan, on Tuesday, Aug. 2. (Taiwanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs via AP/FOXBusiness)

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The White House has emphasized that it remains committed to the “one China policy” which states that the People’s Republic of China is the sole government of China.

Lawrence Richard of Fox News contributed to this report

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