Updated 3rd June 2018
This story is not directly related to life in Ireland but is a sign of what is to come with the authoritarian Chinese government starting to exert its influence on the EU.
Sad to see Daimler and Mercedes-Benz grovelling to the Chinese government and kow-towing to an authoritarian state. The Chinese don't believe in freedom of speech and Daimler is fully supportive of that in order to make profits selling cars in China. Of course Daimler has a track record in making profits in countries where people are denied the freedom to speak. Daimler was a key supplier of military equipment to a Mr. Adolf Hitler.
Daimler was part of the German Industry Foundation’s initiative “Remembrance, Responsibility and Future”. It would appear that Daimler's current batch of executives have forgotten the past and don't feel any responsibility for promoting freedom.