Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Baidu and Alibaba Ban Some Taiwan and Hong Kong Artists

Wu Nien-jen (吴念真) is a scriptwriter, director, and author from Taiwan. This screenshot was taken on January 24, 2017, and shows that search for his name on Baidu’s PostBar (Tieba 贴吧) forum returns a notice that says: “Apologies, in accordance with relevant laws, regulations, and policies, this forum cannot be opened at this time” (抱歉,根据相关法律法规和政策,本吧暂不开放).



Link: http://tieba.baidu.com/f?ie=utf-8&kw=%E5%90%B4%E5%BF%B5%E7%9C%9F

Bobby Chen (陈升) is a singer and record producer from Taiwan.  This screenshot was taken on January 24, 2017, and shows that search for his name on Baidu’s PostBar (Tieba 贴吧) forum returns a notice that says: “Apologies, in accordance with relevant laws, regulations, and policies, this forum cannot be opened at this time” (抱歉,根据相关法律法规和政策,本吧暂不开放).



Link: http://tieba.baidu.com/f?ie=utf-8&kw=%E9%99%88%E5%8D%87

Hindsight (光景消逝) is a band based in Taiwan. This screenshot was taken on January 24, 2017, and shows that a search for its name on Alibaba’s Xiami music service returns a notice that says “In accordance with relevant laws, regulations, and policies, search results have not been displayed” (根据相关法律法规和政策,搜索结果未予展示).



Link: http://www.xiami.com/search?key=%E5%85%89%E6%99%AF%E6%B6%88%E9%80%9D

King Ly Chee (荔枝王) is a band based in Hong Kong. This screenshot was taken on January 24, 2017, and shows that a search for its name on Alibaba’s Xiami music service returns a notice that says “In accordance with relevant laws, regulations, and policies, search results have not been displayed” (根据相关法律法规和政策,搜索结果未予展示).



Link: http://www.xiami.com/search?key=%E8%8D%94%E6%9E%9D%E7%8E%8B

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