Annecy Festival Drops Chinese Film After Chinese Government Pressure

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Chinese officials pressured French animated film festival Annecy organizers to drop a Chinese film from its program, festival organizers have revealed. Read More

China-Censored Version of ‘Alien: Covenant’ Has Next to No Alien in It

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Chinese news is reporting that Ridley Scott's sequel to the long-running Alien franchise is six minutes shorter than the international version. Read More

‘Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets’ Passes China Censorship

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Luc Besson’s sci-fi movie Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets, reportedly France’s biggest-budgeted production ever, has been approved for cinemas in China, according to sources familiar with the matter, but a release date has yet to be announced. Read More

‘Alien: Covenant’ Scores China Release Date, Cuts Expected

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Director Ridley Scott announced the release date for "Alien: Covenant" in a video message posted on Chinese social media on Monday. Read More

Electronic Frontier Foundation Warns on New China Censorship Tool

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Software being used to enforce copyright claims in China can be used in other ways to violates users' privacy and tamp down dissent, with similar software being developed in the US, the Electronic Frontier Foundation said in a post on its website. Read More

‘Manchester By The Sea’ Passes China Censorship

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Amazon Studios's Oscar-winning film Manchester by the Sea has passed Chinese censors and could be heading to screens in the world’s second-largest entertainment market soon, according to sources familiar with the matter. Read More

‘Lost City of Z’ Passes Censorship in China

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Directed by James Gray, the critically acclaimed film is based on the true story of British explorer Colonel Percival Fawcett, who disappeared while searching for a mysterious city in the Amazon in the 1920s. Read More

China’s Censors Briefly Lift Veil on Film Review Process

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Chinese television viewers caught a rare glimpse into the operations of their country's notoriously opaque film censorship process. Read More

R-Rated Films In China

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R-rated Hollywood films have a long history in China, dating to 1995, when True Lies entered the country as the second-ever revenue-sharing import. Surprisingly, most R-rated films released there in the 22 years since have managed to squeak past the censors intact: some 21 of the 36 films on this list were shown to Chinese audiences uncensored. Read More

‘Ghost In The Shell’ Passes Chinese Censors

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The live-action remake of the of the 1995 Japanese anime classic hits screens in North America on 31 March, but it's unclear if it will get a coveted day-an-date release in China. Read More