culture imports

Will the Great Film Quota Wall of China Come Down?

Following China’s failure to meet a WTO deadline on relaxing cultural import controls, The Guardian describes the Chinese film industry’s fears of “colonisation” if Hollywood movies flood in: The 20...

China Appeals US Win in WTO Music, Films Dispute

China is appealing the WTO ruling against China’s limitations on the importation of foreign cultural products such as movies, books, and music. From AP: The World Trade Organization announced the appeal in a statement to...

Beijing Prepares to Appeal WTO Rule on Media Markets

From Wall Street Journal: China said it is preparing to appeal last week’s World Trade Organization ruling that could help to force open the country’s market for U.S. movies, music and books. “We are preparing...

China ‘Regrets’ WTO Ruling on Media Imports

The Chinese government has responded to the WTO ruling against limitations on imports of foreign movies, books and music. From the Financial Times: China on Thursday said it would consider launching an appeal against a World...

Robert Marquand: Even pop culture must get a stamp of approval in China

From the Christian Science Monitor: In China, foreign-culture imports are carefully watched and vetted. No organized initiatives, no serious advertising, no creation of media fads or buzz can take place without party approval. Fads are pushed, experimented with, and sometimes abandoned if their popularity becomes too great or worrisome. “For many reasons, China allows in […]



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