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Iron curtain falls on Hong Kong cinema as censors demand cuts

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By Su Xinqi and Yan Zhao

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Farewell to our beloved Hong Kong and its former rich cultural heritages in their many unique forms.

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China wants their Hong Kong people to strictly fall in line with China’s principles and ideology. Hell, they even have Disney kowtowing to their censors for distribution! And, China gets 75% of that “box office”.

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Chinese film production, distribution & “box office” have now surpassed even Bollywood(India), making China the 3rd largest in the industry after the U.K. and the U.S.

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Hong Kong is now more draconian than most Chinese cities on the mainland

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Sad, sad, sad. Goodbye Hong Kong.

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Raise a little hell like these Haitian, who had no legal.ties to the US, and some got too stay in the US, their is nothing you do in this world, that do not involved somekind of conflict, even with the government of China

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Hong Kong is a Communist terror state.

Boycott Hong Kong, and all movies and products from there.

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Get out whilst you still can and work abroad to continue to create Cantonese cinema, literature and music. It can circulate in HK covertly. Independent Hong Kong is now a virtual nation.

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@Fighto!

No, don't boycott the people of HK and their businesses. They are suffering enough under Chinese rule. Why make their lives harder? I don't even support boycotts against Chinese citizens. Would you want to be held liable and accountable for every policy of your government? The people of HK, China, Myanmar and Afghanistan don't even get a meaningful vote for those who run their countries. By all means boycott the governments of these countries, but not the people, the businesses they run and those that employ them.

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@ GBR48 - so you approve of giving money to Terror States? You realize a significant part of all foreign revenue for HK goes toward the HK puppet Communist govt, and is used to finance state-sponsored surveillance, abuse and detention of the citizens, dont you?

Boycott Terror state Hong Kong.

Boycott Communist China.

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Another reason to boycott anything this country does. What promises have they kept? Definitely not the one they made about Hong Kong retaining their own quasi-sovereignty for 50 years.

No wonder the world is beginning to rally around Taiwan and have calls for boycotting their winter Olympics.

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HK was not a democracy under British rule.

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Nothing says entertainment like the iron fist of the communist party.

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One country, one system. China can no longer hide behind lies. Their word is worthless. Trust not in the CCP, for it is the devil incarnate.

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Hong Kong was not a democracy u def British Rule. It was a dictatorship colony.

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@caboose

you might want to look up the definition of democracy

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Very sad to see. My favourite film director is from HK, Kar Wei Wong. It's one of the reasons I visited HK a few years ago, glad I did now as I probably would not go now.

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Thank you for keeping up the good fight and posting these kind of articles, Japantoday!

@ShinkansenCaboose It is true suffrage was limited under British rule but Hong Kongers did have civil liberty protection based on UK Law.

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Bruce Lee films wouldn't have been made in today's Hong Kong

Nobody could argue this is a good thing

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snowymountainhellSep. 24  07:34 am JST

China wants their Hong Kong people to strictly fall in line with China’s principles and ideology. Hell, they even have Disney kowtowing to their censors for distribution! And, China gets 75% of that “box office”.

Another casualty of a slow gradual decline.

lostrune2Sep. 25  10:23 pm JST

Bruce Lee films wouldn't have been made in today's Hong Kong

Nobody could argue this is a good thing

And that's why Jackie Chan left HK. After that, Hollywood put him into some really crappy movies and most of the thrills of his earlier work was gone. 'Rush Hour' in 1998 was a racist piece of trash.

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Yes @starpunk 5:54p but didn’t Jackie Chan just say Jul 2021 he now wants to support the CCP? If so, disappointing for those Jackie Chan fans. Perhaps they have something on him like major taxes due, etc like these done to some young actresses as of late?

- “Another casualty of a slow gradual decline.

lostrune2Sep. 25  10:23 pm JST Bruce Lee films wouldn't have been made in today's Hong Kong. Nobody could argue this is a good thing

And that's why Jackie Chan left HK. After that, Hollywood put him into some really crappy movies and most of the thrills of his earlier work was gone. 'Rush Hour' in 1998 was a racist piece of trash.

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