Flag of Taiwan emoji removed from Apple smartphone

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A photo shows the Taiwan flag emoji in an apple smartphone screen in Taipei, Taiwan.

Media reports state on 09 October 2019 that Apple Inc. reportedly removed the Taiwanese flag emoji via software updates on iPhones for users that have their iOS region set to Hong Kong or Macau.

The move is described by media as an act thought to appease mainland China, which considers Taiwan to be a renegade province to be eventually reunified.





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