Chinese telecommunications company Tencent, the exclusive content provider of HBO in China, did not show the final series of the series “Game of Thrones” because of the trade war between Beijing and Washington, according to The Wall Street Journal.
The final series of “Game of Thrones” was to appear on the Tencent Video platform on the morning of May 20, but the audience saw only a message about the problems with the transmission channel. On the platform’s page in the social network Weibo specified that viewers will be notified of the broadcast time. Annoyed viewers demanded to return them the money paid for subscribing to Tencent Video, some threatened to delete their accounts and applications, the newspaper notes.
An HBO spokesperson told the newspaper that China has banned Tencent from a broadcasting “Game of Thrones” due to a dispute between the US and China. The Tencent representative did not provide additional comments to the newspaper.
The last round of us-China trade negotiations ended in vain against the backdrop of another increase in US duties on Chinese goods. The United States has increased the customs duty from 10% to 25% on Chinese imports totaling about $200 billion.