‘Devotion’ Controversy: Taiwan’s Soft Power Meets China’s Tough Power

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Heated discussion has flared up on Internet forums across Taiwan and Hong Kong in recent days after an online game contained reference to the “Xi Jinping as Winnie the Pooh” meme.

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wasn’t it the taiwanese company who took the game down(after removing the reference) after things got hectic? that kind of shows they were not too serious about it or they would have stuck to the cause.

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Yeah they took it down. I was kinda disappointed. If you’re gonna stick it to China, you should have the guts to follow through…

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The company states the game will return to Steam, but so far that hasn’t happened.

The memes created by Taiwanese fans are hilarious.

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Original art:
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The seal reads Xi Jinping Winnie-the-Pooh. The text read Your Mama’s an idiot.

memes:

some one made this one for Tsai. Tsai’s time magazine photo was said to look like Yoda, so it’s a drawing of Yoda with her two cats. The seal reads Tsai Ying-wen, Master Yoda. The text reads Your mama’s an idiot. Although there are other meanings you could get from the synonyms.

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I saw an article that Chinese netizens are opposed to steam launching a Chinese store as well, why ?

They are worried some games might not be available due to censorship.

Lol

But that’s exactly why they fear the launch of Steam China, which is a joint venture between Valve and Chinese company Perfect World. Gamers worry that not only will Steam China be a heavily censored platform with a much smaller lineup of titles

Irony seems to be lost on Chinese

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