A Taiwanese pop singer has cancelled a concert in China after a protest accusing her of supporting independence for the island, Taiwan media reports.Chang Hui-mei, popularly known to her fans as A-mei, was due to perform in the eastern Chinese city of Hangzhou.
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Taiwanese-born singer Michael Huang’s songs and appearances on shows have been banned on Taiwanese media after he made critical comments against a teen pop star holding up the island’s flag during her appearance on a TV show, reported Now K Pop. On 8 January 2016 Huang posted a message on popular Chinese micro-blogging site Sina Weibo, accusing 16-year-old Taiwanese star Chou Tzuyu of promoting the Taiwanese independence movement after she was filmed holding up the Taiwanese flag on her appearance of an episode of My Little Television, a South Korean variety show, reported Yonhap News. Huang’s post featured a screen shot of Tzuyu holding both the Taiwanese and South Korean flags. All Taiwanese shows have banned Huang’s appearances and several radio stations have banned his music due to his recent comments, which were seen as anti-Taiwan. Meanwhile, Tzuyu, a member of K-pop group Twice, has also faced repercussions for her actions seen as anti-China and has been banned from performing on China’s Anhui TV’s Spring Festival program, for which she was originally scheduled to appear. The TV station has also asked her promoter, South Korean entertainment group JYP, to return their deposits of 100,000 Chinese Yuan (about USD 15,000), reported The China Post. While JYP has refused to pay the sum, it has offered the TV station the ability to feature other artists under the group’s umbrella for a reduced fee, and said in a statement that even though the statements against Tzuyu are “malicious rumours”, it has “decided to halt all …