Twitch Streaming Service Has Been Blocked in China

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  1. cageymaru

    cageymaru [H]ard|News

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    Twitch has been blocked in China after Chinese citizens flocked to the free streaming service to watch the Asian Games. Due to state broadcaster CCTV's complete lack of coverage of the event, Twitch became the third most popular app in the iOS App Store in China. Even though Chinese esports players brought home two gold medals, it is speculated that the Chinese government may have been upset at the number of Chinese viewers trash talking South Korean viewers in Twitch chat. I wonder how Valve's Steam Store, which is already partially blocked in China, and its DOTA 2 tournaments will be received in the future as Shanghai has been chosen as the host city for The International 2019.

    Twitch’s disappearance has caused quite a bit of an uproar online in China. A Chinese netizen said the shutdown is a crackdown on free speech: "All things that don’t jive with Xi Jinping Thoughts will be blocked." If it is a crackdown, it puts Twitch in elite company: Facebook, Google and YouTube are all banned in China, along with Reddit, which was recently blocked.
     
  2. Laowai

    Laowai Limp Gawd

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    It has nothing to do with gaming. Nothing to do with stirring shit with Koreans.
    The CPC is afraid of any platform that can be used for communications they're unable to monitor/filter/control.
     
  3. Smashing Young Man

    Smashing Young Man [H]ard|Gawd

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    The West's greatest modern shame is how we normalized China in the name of making a buck.
     
  4. sirmonkey1985

    sirmonkey1985 [H]ard|DCer of the Month - July 2010

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    eh china has their own streaming service(which sucks), so not surprised they officially blocked it now. i will say though if you think the shit talking from westerners is bad on twitch, should see the true translations of some of the shit the chinese say.. they take it to a whole new level.
     
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  5. Zarathustra[H]

    Zarathustra[H] Official Forum Curmudgeon

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    This.
     
  6. ssnyder28

    ssnyder28 2[H]4U

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    HAHAHAHA twitch bring out the best in everyone.
     
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    purple_monster [H]Lite

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    fixed it
     
  8. theBrownLlama

    theBrownLlama Gawd

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    in China, good foreign idea/service = ban + we will copy paste our own
    and sometimes after letting these foreign companies in first w/ caveat for tech transfer / knowledge sharing

    so much ridicule when china complains about them playing fair but get undeserved sanctions and tariffs form the US
     
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  9. Laowai

    Laowai Limp Gawd

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  10. Retronym

    Retronym Something big is coming.

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    China is a library.

    Quiet! No talking

    No reading either.
     
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    while thats true.. can you blame them?? I mean, enough foreigners keep showing up in the hopes of making a buck.. they have to be chuckling to themselves
     
  12. Wierdo

    Wierdo [H]ard|Gawd

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    I mean we're (government) kinda looking up to them the way things are going, our system is constantly working to meet theirs halfway each day. They're just another form of oligarchy.

    https://www.businessinsider.com/major-study-finds-that-the-us-is-an-oligarchy-2014-4

    Authoritarian vs republic roots reaching a common end goal in evolution, pretty interesting. Maybe that's the future of 21st century governing in general.
     
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  13. Galvin

    Galvin 2[H]4U

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    China is just a shit show now.
     
  14. singe_101

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    The opioid epidemic and lack of treatment are more shameful than that.
     
  15. Nallexi

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    A Chinese netizen said the shutdown is a crackdown on free speech

    I mean, has he checked where he is lately?
     
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    theBrownLlama Gawd

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    the West's citizens has learned that form of exploitation in their country is not good. ( eg American tech companies in the EU)
    Too bad Chinese citizens are groomed from young not to question.
     
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    theBrownLlama Gawd

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    China was not a gleaming jewel of social rights back then . But they sure know how to blame others. ( from Mongols to the Japs)

    And the opioid wars was how long back then? These days , it's just an excuse. Like using slavery as an argument...
     
  18. Laowai

    Laowai Limp Gawd

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    I think you misunderstood his post entirely.
    Opium Wars (mid 1800's) ≠ opioid epidemic (today).
     
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    dgz [H]ardness Supreme

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    What's your mission there anyway, laowai? Lower Hengsha is not a place for you
     
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    They might squash dissent, but they havent clipped the balls of the male population.
     
  21. theBrownLlama

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    i mean the Chinese like to use the opium war as a clause celebre for retribution, like how slavery in the US is used
     
  22. singe_101

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    United States opioid epidemic