Kowtow Chronicles

A rolling chronicle of businesses, filmmakers, athletes, and institutions in liberal societies that bow to censorship, or even preemptively self-censor, for illiberal authorities like China’s.

WorldPride Taiwan 2025 was cancelled because the organizers refused to drop "Taiwan" from the name of the event.
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“By replicating China’s legal regime which restricts speech, Confucius Institutes have in fact successfully imported a regime of censorship onto British…
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Snickers accidentally wades into geopolitics with a new ad campaign.
Meanwhile, an NYU Chinese studies professor alleged in a recent email to faculty that students were committing suicide.
The WB talks a big game about "safeguarding the integrity" of art and promoting "stories that represent the LGBTQ+ experience" . . . except in China.
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Publishers have removed references to Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Tibet.
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Even the stealth edit falls short.
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