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Media ban music of anti-pro independent Taiwan singer

TAIPEI, Taiwan -- Local broadcasting media refused to air Taiwanese-born singer Michael Huang's (黃安) music due to his recent tip-offs on pro-independent Taiwan entertainers to mainland Chinese authorities on Wednesday.

Huang's music was banned from local media stations, with Super FM98.5 Broadcasting Corp. (寶島聯播網) being the first to enact the ban. Many have expressed their refusal to continue playing the singer's works.

According to local media, screenshots of a conversation between representatives from South Korean entertainment group JYP and a local Chinese entertainment agent was made public on Weibo, a Chinese social media platform. The conversation revealed that Chinese television station Anhui TV (安徽衛視) has banned Chou Tzu-yu (周子瑜), a Taiwanese member of the South Korean girl group Twice, from performing in Anhui TV's Spring Festival program.

Anhui TV has also demanded that JYP return its deposits for the event, totaling RMB 100,000 (around NT$500,000). JYP refused to meet the demands under grounds of protecting its entertainers.

However, JYP still extended an olive branch of sorts, expressing their plans to let Anhui TV invite other entertainers under their banner to make appearances for a discounted fee.

Huang has also previously exposed TV host NONO (陳宣裕) to Chinese authorities, after the host made public on Facebook his allegiances toward and support for pro-Taiwan independence activist and New Power Party legislator candidate, Huang Kuo-chang (黃國昌).

NONO expressed concern over facing a difficult road ahead entering the Chinese entertainment industry, and deleted related posts, knowing that he will enrage Taiwanese supporters, reported local media.

A National Priority

Chuai Bao (揣寶), a Chinese entertainment agent who had invited Twice to the mainland, confirmed the news on his Weibo social media account, through a series of the screenshots of the conversation.

"The whole matter has been elevated to a national level on rights, therefore the contract isn't the priority anymore," Chuai Bao said. The issue has been handed over to his lawyers, according to local media.

The screenshots were also removed by Chuai Bao from his Weibo account.

In the released screenshots, JYP had claimed that it could not make a choice between Taiwan and China, a claim that was shot down by Chuai Bao, who concluded that JYP supported a pro-independent Taiwan as a result.

January 16, 2016    garou1984@
Look carefully Taiwanese citizens. This is what will happen to us if we unify with the Chinese people. This is how small and narrow minded the people of China are. They cannot take any single opinion that differs from their own. They cannot accept their own incompetence from the past and still blames current born Japanese citizens for World War II. They hated the war because it brought misery and instability to their own nation, yet they are causing instability in Taiwan who has never invaded them. They support regimes like North Korea while preaching peace on both sides of Taiwan Strait. Their fellow citizens brag about the greatness of their county yet the majority of them wants to immigrate to a more established nation like the US, UK, Canada, and Australia. Because of their education system, they believe that any Mandarin speaking country belongs to them. Any old territory from the past dynasties belongs to them as well. By their logic, Mongolia, Siberia, Vietnam, Korea, parts of India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, and etc belongs to them as well. Hell, why stop there. Why not claim every China town in the world as theirs as well. A county where 60% of their elite educated population wants to immigrate out is trying to spread their misery and cancer to other countries that has a more established infrastructure and system than them. China is a tumor that needs to be eradicated off of the earth to maintain peace and stability in Asia. Their pollution and tainted products has already spread across most of Asia. If Taiwan becomes part of China, all progress from the past few decades will be lost. China's economic growth is over inflated by the government. It will not be able to sustain its current growth. Just like all other BRICS nations, it lacks a solid foundation. If Taiwan relies on trade with China alone, its economy will surely crash with China once it falters within 5 years. If certain people from Taiwan supports China so much like that parasite Huang An, why don't they move there and call China their home instead of wasting tax payers' money in Taiwan once they retire. All you emotional Chinese kids, read and reflect before you bash me and bark like an infected rabid animal. If you were in China, you wouldn't even have a chance to read this article. I welcome any INTELLIGENT debate but not a profanity laced insults that shows how ignorant and unaware how some of your truly are. To all my Taiwanese brothers and sisters, please stay strong and wise. Be calm and not quarrel with the simple minded and ignorant Chinese citizens. We should be grateful of our county and take pity on those who cannot see the truth. We want peace but we WILL FIGHT TO THE FINISH IF THE PEOPLE'S LIBERATION ARMY INVADES US AND TRY TO DESTROY OUR FAMILIES. They are a coward race that only preys on Hong Kong and Taiwan. Yet bitter and afraid of the past damage caused by Japan. 台灣加油
January 19, 2016    escarlata88@


That male singer is a trash, I’m sorry for the adjective, but it is true!
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