By: Yang Sheng-ju and Frances Huang
Taipei, Jan. 19 (CNA) McDonald’s in China expressed Saturday regret over an advertisement posted on Youtube by Taiwan McDonald’s that sparked an outcry among Chinese netizens, who claimed the ad supports Taiwan independence.
On its official Weibo page, a popular Chinese social media site, McDonald’s China expressed regret over the ad, which labelled the nationality of a female student in the ad as Taiwan.
Many Chinese netizens posted strong protests, accusing McDonald’s of supporting Taiwan independence.
The ad appeared on YouTube Dec. 6 and was withdrawn Dec. 18 after the online protests. McDonald’s Taiwan did not say whether the withdrawal had something with the protests from Chinese netizens. [FULL STORY]