The Times (UK): YouTuber Potter King defiant over Chinese threats on Taiwan

A YouTube star in Taiwan refused to bow to pressure from Beijing to remove an interview with the Taiwanese president, prompting fury from mainland China and threats that he could lose lucrative business deals.

Chen Chia-chin, known as Potter King, said that efforts to censor his online content by a Chinese talent agency were ridiculous and “completely unacceptable”. The demands came after he interviewed Tsai Ing-wen and addressed her by the formal title of president.

Writing on Facebook, Mr Chen said that he would continue to use her title. “We cannot kneel down,” he said.

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