Taiwan to Ban Chinese Media Apps Over Security Concerns

Radio Free Asia
Date: 2020-08-19

Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen says Taiwan can defend itself agsinst outside threats, Aug. 19, 2020.
Democratic Progressive Party

Authorities in Taiwan are set to fully ban Chinese streaming platforms iQiyi and Tencent from operating on the democratic island, removing a final loophole that had routed their content via Hong Kong-listed partner companies.

The economic affairs ministry said it will prohibit Chinese media companies from sending their content to Taiwan via subsidiaries, with effect from early next month.

Taiwan's communications regulator said it will ban individuals, companies, and other organizations from transmitting content originating in China via the internet from Sept. 3.

"Violators will be investigated and dealt with by the National Communications Commission," the economic affairs ministry said in an announcement on its website dated Aug. 18.

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