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Chinese Oscars: Beijing cuts live coverage after winner calls for independent Taiwan

Chinese Oscars: Beijing cuts live coverage after winner calls for independent Taiwan

Chinese Oscars: Beijing cuts live coverage after winner calls for independent Taiwan

BY Benjamin Haas
Nov 20th 2018

The Chinese-language version of the Oscars, the Golden Horse Awards, have become the latest flashpoint in tense relations between China and Taiwan after a film director questioned the island’s political status.

Documentary filmmaker Fu Yue called for Taiwan to be recognised as an “independent entity” during her acceptance speech, fighting back tears as she said, “this is my biggest wish as a Taiwanese”. Her speech was quickly censored on Chinese television and streams, with the coverage going black.

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