Families visit a lantern show in Guangzhou in China’s southern Guangdong province. where Cantonese is commonly spoken. Photo: AFP
Families visit a lantern show in Guangzhou in China’s southern Guangdong province. where Cantonese is commonly spoken. Photo: AFP
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TikTok sibling Douyin cuts off Cantonese live streams in China because of ‘unrecognisable language’

  • Several Cantonese-speaking influencers say their live-streaming sessions on Douyin were suspended after the platform failed to recognise the language
  • Language has become a point of contention in southern Guangdong province, where the local dialect Cantonese is frequently used, in addition to Mandarin

Families visit a lantern show in Guangzhou in China’s southern Guangdong province. where Cantonese is commonly spoken. Photo: AFP
Families visit a lantern show in Guangzhou in China’s southern Guangdong province. where Cantonese is commonly spoken. Photo: AFP
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