From AP, via International Herald Tribune:
Ang Lee said Saturday he edited a line in the mainland Chinese version of his new spy thriller “Lust, Caution” at the request of censors, to make the main female character appear less of a traitor to the Chinese.
The Oscar-winning director had said earlier he cut sexually explicit scenes from the Chinese-language movie. Mainland China doesn’t have a ratings system. All movies that pass censorship must be appropriate for all ages.
But Lee said at a press conference in Taipei besides editing the film for sex and violence, he also changed the dialogue for political reasons. [Full Text]