China bought all six Hollywood studios in an unprecedented buy-up, a move meant to repurpose Hollywood films to serve China’s agenda, including influencing public perception with state-sponsored propaganda.
“China views film as a component of social control,” states a report from the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission (USCC), noting that when it comes to Chinese policies for regulating movies, “the CCP’s (Chinese Communist Party) concerns are positioned above all other interests.”
For the communist Chinese government, it’s not just making sure that they can promote certain propaganda through America’s movie industry, it’s also about tamping down any pro-America sentiment, like they did with 2013 film Captain Philips “because of the film’s positive portrayal of the United States and U.S. military.
Hollywood is set to begin work on Little America, a dystopian adventure movie set in a future where a Trump-like U.S. president has bankrupted America and China has called in its debts. HaTTiP
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