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Actress faces backlash for ‘proud Chinese’ apology

FAVORITE COUNTRY:President Tsai Ing-wen said "now is the time we need to demonstrate our firm will and loudly proclaim that our favorite country is Taiwan"

By Sean Lin  /  Staff reporter

On the eve of the 2016 presidential election, Taiwanese K-pop idol Chou Tzu-yu (周子瑜) apologized in a video for briefly holding up a Republic of China flag in an episode of a South Korean variety show.

The video showed a visibly saddened Chou bowing and saying: “There is only one China... I have always felt proud of being Chinese.”

Taiwanese singer Crowd Lu (盧廣仲) and actor Leon Dai (戴立忍) have been blacklisted by Chinese authorities over their support of the 2014 Sunflower movement.

Additional reporting by Lee Hsin-fang and CNA

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