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Taiwan to block Tencent and Baidu streaming sites on security risk

Taipei fears Beijing ramping up 'cultural infiltration' ahead of 2020 election

Baidu's popular iQiyi platform has 2 million active daily users.   © (Nikkei montage/Reuters)

TAIPEI -- Taiwan is cracking down on video streaming services of Chinese tech giants Baidu and Tencent Holdings, citing national security and propaganda concerns ahead of a presidential election next year.

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