A Japanese grindcore band has allegedly been targeted by the Chinese government in a new surveillance initiative, that plants the malware onto travelers’ phones as they passed through Irkeshtam port at the border between Kyrgyzstan and China Vice reports.
Authorities at a border crossing in the northern province of Xinjiang have been secretly uploading malware to Android phones that monitors text messages, calendar entries and more than 70,000 kinds of files.
Among the files being monitored were songs by Japanese grindcore band UNHOLY GRAVE, who have a song called “Taiwan Another China.” The status of Taiwan remains a contentious subject, with Chinese authoriies and Taiwanese independence activists frequently clashing. Musicians and artists are banned from mentioning Taiwanese independence in public.
You can check out their song “Taiwan Another China” below.