Gaming has become a $130 billion dollar market with political implications — and Chinese censorship is leading the way.

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It resulted in those airlines folding and removing “Taiwan” from listings to include abbreviations like “TW” or listing “Taipei” — the capital of Taiwan — as destinations.

The dispute arises from the One China Policy, which recognizes Taiwan (Republic of China) as part of China (People’s Republic of China) even as Taiwan has been democratically governed, outside Communist China’s control, since the Chinese Civil War ended in 1949.

The Republic of China was a member of the United Nations during the organizations formation and still ruled all of China in 1945.

During the civil war in 1949, the Republic of China, was expelled from mainland China to Taiwan, but still claimed sovereignty to mainland China.

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