Spoken like someone who doesn't live in a place where you can't freely say it and/or discuss it.
If Nili wants to shout “Taiwan #1“ in the square every June 4, that’s fine as far as I’m concerned. However, he shouldn’t be doing that while interviewing the most important current member of the AoE2 community from the PRC because that sort of thing can put that person (and the community more generally) at risk. It’s the behavior of a 14 year old who wants to show how smart he is but who lacks the maturity to do it in an empathetic manner.
If he was only mentioning Taiwan, it's surely fine. However, when it comes to "You're not allowed to say Taiwan here", it's more about the freedom of speech. Anyways, I'm glad Mr. Yo didn't take any risk for any further.Mr Yo just didn't want to continue that topic and get involved into politics. Mentioning taiwan (but not showing the ROC flag) is totally fine, i don't see any trouble would come to Mr Yo. It is really not a big deal.
Just wanted to clarify on the freedom here. Actually people are free to complain about political issues, but they are not encouraged to make a public speech about it. Namely, you can complain about the policy or the government with another person, and if that person tape-records it and sends the evidence to the police, you are still fine. Police won't care about it because they know people complain about things all the time. However, if you make a public speech to hundreds of people and raise your objection to the policy or governments, you may be in trouble. That's why Chinese streamers don't want to talk about politics in their channel.
That's the thing, he won't.I am not saying Nili isn't at fault here, he made a political joke again and he will face the repercussions of it.
Maybe guys are over estimating AOE2 scene in China. It is a small comunity, and the government wont give a **** about it. Vivi got banned for a day or several days as a warning because the Douyu platform don't want to get themself in any possible trouble.The only one who can be harmed by it is Mr Yo. CN government has no power over Nili, other than preventing CN players to join his tournaments.