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China Brings All Filmmaking Under Control of Communist Party 'Publicity Department'

China Brings All Filmmaking Under Control of Communist Party 'Publicity Department'

State media outlet Xinhua reports that the government has launched “three new state administrators in the ideological sector” in a ceremony attended by senior CPC official Huang Kunming.

“The film administration, for example, is tasked with supervising film-making, releasing, screening, enforcing film content checks, hosting big film events, and overseeing international exchanges.”

Huang claimed that the restructuring effort shows “the need to strengthen the Party’s overall leadership in these areas and was good for advancing the ideological governing system and the sector’s prosperity.”

Musicians, writers, filmmakers, and other artists are routinely forced to comply with government restrictions on content deemed inappropriate or hostile to the communist regime.

Last year, the government banned three major social media sites from streaming video in a move that they claimed would “provide a clean and clear Internet space for the wide number of online users.”

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