I’m not a fan of gog canning any games for anything beyond reasonable reasons, but that’s besides the point. I’m only pointing out that it’s naive to think that a YouTube video of the opinions of a few people that have no real influence outside a relatively tiny bubble would matter to anyone outside said bubble. Clearly you are part of the bubble, and that’s cool. To the vast majority of people outside the bubble it sounds like whining.
Tweets and videos get artists, speakers and musicians from their respective "bubbles" to Very Sincerely Apologize(tm), get fired, de- or blacklisted. Just because those people with "no real influence" who tweeted or recorded videos were displeased by things for reasons, reasonable or not. I mean, where have you been since 2014?
You're outraged because GOG decided to pull an obscure game by a small company because a group of gamers from China was upset? And this is somehow a big political issue? This outrage about bending to China's will is almost laughable. I guarantee every one of the outraged protesters have houses filled with products made in China, yet they're convinced they're somehow fighting the good fight against evil China by vilifying GOG for not selling a game.
So if it was a "renowned game" by a "big company", and the protesters didn't have a single product made in China in their houses, would you consider that they were fighting the "good fight"?
Germany is free to censor the depiction of the 3rd Reich in their games. If they were to impose that on a game made by, say, a Polish company, and keep it from being distributed to the rest of the world, would you be ok with that? Or if Australia objected to the blood in a game made by a New Zealand studio and prevented its worldwide distribution, would that be a "political issue" for you, big or otherwise? Heck, if [insert populous Christian country here] had made it impossible for the rest of the world to see Life of Brian
, would you also have found protests "laughable"?
The developers of Devotion made an error in judgement, took a cheap shot at China's leader (whether or not you agree with their actions, I find name-calling actual living people to be of bad taste) and antagonised an economic juggernaut which is now making its displeasure known.
Many many other countries have applied economic pressures to get their way, probably less successfully than China it seems. As long as they limit themselves to applying economic pressures and don't send legions of hackers, its all fair game.
That's quite the might-makes-right apologia, but I don't believe you grasp what you're essentially condoning. In the same way that you haven't seen Tibet in movies in a good long while, you'll begin sliding down a pretty damn slippery slope if companies begin kowtowing to China whenever some Easter egg in a foreign game upsets them.