The finale of the Game of Thrones finale broadcast worldwide last night, bringing fans to a standstill almost everywhere except in China.
Thousands of Chinese users relying on the Tencent Video streaming platform were outraged when they realized they could not access the last episode. Instead of the final, according to The Wall Street Journal a message titled "Problems with Transmission Media" appeared. An HBO spokesman told the Journal that the network had no problems transmitting the episode. However, Tencent was prevented by the Chinese government from sending it due to ongoing trade disputes with the US.
Fans in China Can not Stream Game of Thrones is just another example of how tense the trade disputes between the US and China have become in recent weeks. In addition to the final of Game of Thrones which was not streamed, Google shut down Huawei's Android license this weekend on orders from the US Department of Commerce. The department identifies a number of companies that need approval from the US government to buy technology from US brands.
According to a report from Reuters China has accused the US government of "extravagant expectations" of a trade agreement. Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Lu Kang insisted that trade talks between the United States and China had failed because the US had attempted to "achieve unreasonable interests through extreme pressure," Fox News said in an interview published on Sunday aired that the United States and China had "a very strong business, we had a good business, and they changed it. And I said, 'That's alright, we'll rate their products. "
Fans who can not see Game of Thrones may not seem to be a big problem in comparison to other clashes in the US The US trade talks with China, but it's an example of how everyday people are affected. Game of Thrones is one of the most popular shows in China. The season has been viewed more than 550 million times on Tencent video last season, the Journal reported. The episode has landed on piracy sites, but still can not be streamed through Tencent Video.