Script Issues Block US Movie in China

History topic has been censored by China’s Film Bureau, here is a recent example, from AP:

China has blocked a Hollywood movie reportedly starring John Cusack and Gong Li from being shot in the country because of concerns about the script, a film official said Wednesday.

Luan Guozhi, director of international cooperation at China’s Film Bureau, declined to reveal the government’s concerns about the story for “Shanghai,” but said the filmmakers could make changes and reapply…

While China’s concerns about the script weren’t immediately clear, Japan’s World War II-era invasion of China is a sensitive topic.

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February 13, 2008 11:29 PM
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