Taiwan Vows To Stop Local Sales For Chinese TV Streaming Services

The country, however, has refrained from blocking the services.

Sohil Nikam

August 20, 2020

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It has come to light that Taiwan plans on stopping the local sales of Chinese TV streaming services operated by the likes of iQiyi and Tencent Holdings. But the country has no plans of blocking the services as of now, according to regulations released this week. Taiwan’s identity remains disputed, even as the democratic nation is still claimed by China as its sovereign territory and has long been suspicious of Chinese attempts to sway its population. There have been several instances of fake news spread online and efforts to influence Taiwanese media.

The move is identical to the crackdowns on Chinese media giants world over. In June this year, India imposed a ban on hundreds of Chinese apps that it found were sending the data of users to Chinese servers. And it was only last week that the United States too asked TikTok’s owner ByteDance to sell its US business within 90 days or face being shut down. It is now being said that Oracle could buy the video-sharing app’s business in North America, Australia and New Zealand.

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