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"Foreign Is Dangerous" - China's Censors Are Banning Hollywood Films From Domestic Market

Just like American political leaders and financial giants, Hollywood has also misjudged China's intentions. After Dalian Wanda's takeover of the American production company Legendary Entertainment, some warned that Beijing was trying to subvert American audiences' opinion of China by injecting subtle Chinese propaganda into American films.

But it turns out, Beijing and President Xi had no intentions of embracing Hollywood: instead, it appears they're trying to keep Chinese consumers from absorbing Hollywood's decadent cultural values. Which is why American films have been increasingly blocked from being shown in the Chinese entertainment market in recent years.

According to a report by Nikkei, while Hollywood studios hoped China would be a major growth market for blockbuster films, China's censors have been extremely selective about which films they allow to be screened in the world's second-largest economy, whose box office revenues surpassed America's in 20202 (thanks, in major part, to the pandemic).

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