Mercedes-Benz says 'sorry' for quote Dalai Lama

Mercedes-Benz says 'sorry' for quote Dalai Lama

World February 6, 2018 21:18

beijing - Autobedrijf Mercedes-Benz has officially apologized for the quotes of the Dalai Lama. Large international companies are becoming increasingly afraid of sanctions from China, as a result of which politically sensitive themes are increasingly being tackled with velvet gloves.

In a 'Monday Motivation' message on Instagram, Mercedes showed a car with the quote: 'View the situation from all sides, and you will open yourself. 'That spell comes from the Tibetan spiritual leader, but many Chinese see the Nobel laureate as a bogey and dangerous separatist.

The message was removed and China gets 'sincere apologies', as it sounds humbly from Mercedes. 'We are taking steps to better understand Chinese values ​​and culture, together with international employees, to standardize our actions, so that this never happens again,' says a spokesman for the company.

Chinese authorities and consumers are becoming increasingly critical and demanding about international brands on political issues. For example, Delta Air Plines and Zara were criticized for initially listing Taiwan and Tibet as official countries on their website, while China claims that they belong to them.

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