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China blocks movies, stars from Taiwan's Golden Horse Awards

Actors Hsieh Ying-xuan and Xu Zheng pose after winning the awards for Best Leading Actress and Best Leading Actor at the 55th Golden Horse Awards in Taipei, Nov. 18, 2018.   © Reuters

BEIJING/TAIPEI (Reuters) -- China's film regulator on Wednesday said it was blocking the mainland movie industry from participating in Taiwan's Golden Horse Awards without a giving a reason, in the latest sign of rising tensions between Beijing and the self-ruled island.

The China Film News, a magazine published by the China Film Administration, made the announcement on its official WeChat account.

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