Curtain falls on Chinese film festival as censorship intensifies


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Authoritarian govts are afraid of movies?

If a movie can harm govt leadership, perhaps that leadership doesn't deserve to stay in power.

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But under Xi -- the most powerful Chinese leader in decades -- Beijing has ramped up censorship while pushing a nationwide drive for more media that glorifies the ruling Communist Party.

In its lust to control everything, the Chinese government just killed one of its only legit ways to project soft power globally - which it has been striving to do to glorify China

What an own-goal

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