according to The Chinese society Party considers the 82-year-old Dalai Lama to be a political agitator.
(AFP/Getty Images)The latest instance of a foreign Inc. offending Chinese consumers began by a seemingly benign Instagram post.
“Look at situations from all angles, & you going to become further unlock,” a quote superimposed on the picture read.
The quote was attributed to the Dalai Lama & appended by #MondayMotivation, a Common hashtag which surfaces at the begain of each workweek.
(which did’nt, But, stop images of the Instagram post from being spread on Weibo.)
Mercedes-Benz apologizes to Chinese for inspirational Dalai Lama quote
Mercedes-Benz apologized to Chinese consumers on Tuesday for an Instagram post showing 1 of its luxury cars along by a quote from exiled Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama, whom Beijing considers a dangerous separatist.
In a “MondayMotivation” hashtagged post on Instagram, Mercedes showed 1 of its white cars on a coast along by a quote attributed to the Dalai Lama: “Look at the situations from all angles, & you going to become further unlock.”
The Dalai Lama fled into exile in India in 1959 after a failed uprising versus Chinese rule, though the Nobel Peace Prize winning monk tells he simply seeks genuine autonomy for his Himalayan homeland.
Marriott International had its website in China shut drop by regulators after it caused a similar uproar, inviting boycotts from Chinese consumers.
China is the biggest overseas market for many international brands & the Gov. is pivoting to a Fresh economic development model which is driven further by consumption rather than manufacturing & investment.
Mercedes-Benz apologizes to the Chinese people for quoting Dalai Lama on its Instagram page
referring to Mercedes-Benz apologizes to the Chinese people for quoting Dalai Lama on its Instagram pageThe brand has pledged to deepen its employees understanding of Chinese culture & valuesMercedes-Benz has apologized — rather profusely — for quoting the Dalai Lama in an ad on its Instagram page.
We fully understand & respect the feelings of our compatriots on this issue & accept criticism & comments from all parties.
“ Foreign companies don’t understand our national conditions, however this isn’t an excuse to not bargain by them,” argued 1 netizen.
“the reason has this apology been issued just in Chinese?
We sincerely apologize for any actions which probably have proposed otherwise,” the hotel chain tweeted after being outed.
Mercedes-Benz apologizes to China over Dalai Lama post
The carmaker apologized Tuesday for hurting “the feelings” of Chinese people with quoting the Dalai Lama in a post on its Instagram account.
The Chinese Gov. has released frequent attacks on the Dalai Lama, the exiled spiritual leader of Tibet, calling him a “traitor” & a separatist.
linked: China blocks Marriott for listing Tibet & Taiwan as countriesShortly after which, Delta (DAL) came under blaze for similarly listing Taiwan & Tibet as countries.
At the same time, the owner of European clothing brand Zara was chastised with regulators for listing Taiwan as a country & ordered to rectify the situation.
China & Taiwan — officially the People’s Republic of China & the Republic of China — separated in 1949 next the Communist victory on the mainland after a civil war.
collected by :Eva Kadin