Mac users in China can no longer use Taiwan flag emoji

Cult of Mac
Date: March 29, 2019
By: Luke Dormehl

Not China’s favorite emoji symbol. Photo: Maya-Anaïs Yataghène/Flickr CC

As countries, it’s fair to say that China and Taiwan aren’t exactly BFFs. For evidence of this, look no further than the recently released macOS 10.14.4. Eagle-eyed users in China have noticed that their Mac devices can no longer display the Taiwan flag emoji.

The flag ban can’t even be circumvented by changing the region in your Mac’s System Preferences.

Macs bought in China can no longer display the Taiwan Flag Emoji, no matter which region is set in System Prefs

Seems like macOS 10.14.4 has lifted its region lock to a new level: with the latest version of macOS, all Mac devices that sold in China cannot display no matter what region are set in System Preferences.    [FULL  STORY]

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