Chinese company Wanda to own AMC, the second-largest theater chain in the USA, increasing fears that the Chinese Communist Party is taking over.
346 screens to help spread the word?
“Beijing is investing heavily in projecting its “soft power,” or
cultural influence, by boosting Chinese state media’s presence abroad,
including the USA, where the Chinese government has also run
advertisements in New York’s Times Square,” reports USA Today.
“We have no plan whatsoever to promote Chinese movies in the U.S. market,” said Wang Jianlin, Chairman and President of Wanda.
Billionaire Jianlin, the 15th richest person in China according to Forbes, is also a “Communist Party member, who sits on the nation’s top advisory council.”
"However, box office money from the Chinese market is already
influencing movie industry titans in America to tone down negative
portrayals of China itself." paul joseph watson
“Around the time MGM first delayed the release of Red Dawn, a Chinese
newspaper called the Global Times expressed concerns that the film
would demonize their state and its citizens (thanks in part to certain
leaked images from the set). Evidently, this may have been a factor in
scaring off potential distributors who were apprehensive about what
effect their involvement with the film would have on future dealings
with China,” writes Chris Schrader.
“As a result, the filmmakers now are digitally erasing Chinese flags
and military symbols from “Red Dawn,” substituting dialogue and
altering the film to depict much of the invading force as being from
North Korea, an isolated country where American media companies have no
dollars at stake,” reported the L.A. Times.
propaganda for the new century.