Variety – China Tightens Control of Film, TV as Major Political Events Loom

The coming events have also led to restrictions on risky investments and stricter controls on capital leaving the country.

July 7, 2017

‘The Chinese government is tightening control of film and TV and cranking up its propaganda machine to ensure a “unified atmosphere” in the run-up to politically sensitive events and anniversaries this fall.

New directives order the film and television industries to screen serious, patriotic content as the country prepares for the Communist Party’s National Congress and the 90th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Liberation Army.’

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