Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Great Regulars: Zhou [Lei] said Hollywood producers

were often willing to make substantial changes to a film in order to have it accepted by Beijing's State Administration for Radio, Film and Television, which must approve any film slated for general release and public performance in China.

She cited the example of Iron Man 3, which opened recently in Beijing, after the inclusion of a number of Chinese movie stars to make a "China edition" of the film.

from Luisetta Mudie: Radio Free Asia: China Poses 'Huge Problems' For Foreign Filmmakers


"There are self-immolations every month," Woeser said, in reaction to the report. "What we are seeing is the use of self-immolation as a form of protest, and this was particularly so last year."

"That they choose such a means of protest, that they use their own lives in protest, shows the terrible situation in Tibetan areas," she said.

Authorities in Tibet also kept up a series of "patriotic" and "legal education" campaigns to force Tibetans to denounce the Dalai Lama, Amnesty International said, adding that officials stepped up interference in Buddhist monasteries.

from Luisetta Mudie: Radio Free Asia: Report Hits Out At China's Black Jails, Self-Immolations


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