Sources indicate that Taiwan is in the process of banning iQiyi and Tencent from offering their streaming services throughout the East Asian nation in what is the latest in a series of such moves by nations around the world against Chinese tech firms in recent months.
IQiyi and Tencent Video have never operated openly in Taiwan, instead preferring to link with local broadcast firms and distributors the government in Taipei announced earlier in the week.
Taiwanese authorities have now had enough, however, with the National Communications Commission effectively blocking Taiwanese companies from serving as Chinese proxies to offer streaming services.
A 14 day period in which the Taiwanese public can offer their comments on the move will now follow, with the de-facto ban to come into force in early September.
It is understood the provision also applies to individuals as well as companies.