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‘No illicit affairs, cults or separatism’: leaked CCP guidelines draw boundaries for South Korean comics

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A South Korean cartoon studio has received a set of content guidelines from the Chinese government after it announced a deal with Tencent on Monday (Sept. 27) to distribut...

Divers from 10 countries defy Taiwan flag ban

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Japanese diving association along with athletes from 10 countries requested their national flags be removed from the leader board in support of their Taiwanese counterpa...

Taiwan ranks 5th for internet freedom, China last

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan ranked fifth in the world for internet freedom in its first entry on Freedom House's list, while China finished in dead last place for the seventh year in a row...

Actor Nicholas Tse renouncing Canadian citizenship amid China's 'blacklist'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Hong Kong-born action film actor Nicholas Tse (謝霆鋒) was seen on Chinese TV Sunday (Sept. 5) claiming that he is in the process of renouncing his Canadian citizenship amid ...

Chinese censorship: Media creator substitutes ‘hemorrhoids outbreak’ for ‘plague’

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Players of the Chinese role-playing mobile game "Entwined Love Across Time" posted screenshots ridiculing in-game dialogue that showed characters discussing the ...

China to cancel 'effeminate boys' in latest directive on celebrity culture reform

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Chinese authorities have called for “effeminate boys” (娘炮) to be de-platformed in the latest directive aimed at reforming the country’s entertainment sec...

Whereabouts of Chinese celeb Zhao Wei's daughter unknown

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Like her mother, the whereabouts of the daughter of billionaire Chinese actress Zhao Wei (趙薇, Vicky Zhao) is unknown, with the last sighting in Hong Kong. Last week, Zh...

Now-deleted Instagram post appeared to suggest missing Chinese celebrity in Beijing

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Billionaire actress and filmmaker Zhao Wei (趙薇), who reportedly fled to France after being scrubbed from the internet by the Chinese government, appeared to comment on her...

China’s ‘fan circle’ highlights suppressed freedom in entertainment consumerism

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Chinese government has recently taken a series of actions to crack down on its entertainment industry and to control extreme fan behavior; yet by doing so, both the go...

Award-winning filmmaker Zhao Wei disappears from Chinese internet for reasons unknown

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — China’s billionaire film director and actress Zhao Wei (趙薇) has been scrubbed from the country’s internet by the government, for reasons that still remain a my...

Twitter restricts account of expert who mocked China leader

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — A New Zealand academic says Twitter temporarily restricted her account after she mocked Chinese President Xi Jinping. University of Canterbury Profess...

2 on trial as China enforces online control amid pandemic

Two amateur computer coders taken by police from their Beijing homes last year were standing trial Tuesday (May 11) in a case that illustrates the Chinese government’s growing online censorship ...

China censors article by former premier amid tightening internet controls

China's internet companies have blocked users from sharing a lengthy article written by former Premier Wen Jiabao in tribute to his late mother, in an unexplained act of censorship against a senio...

China steps up online controls with new rule for bloggers

Ma Xiaolin frequently wrote about current affairs on one of China's leading microblogging sites, where he has 2 million followers. But recently, he said in a post, the Weibo site called and asked ...

Chinese users flock to U.S. chat app Clubhouse, evading censors

Private social audio app Clubhouse is attracting masses of new users from mainland China, where the U.S. app remains uncensored by authorities despite flourishing discussions on rights, national ident...