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U.S. Films Win China Access as Xi Wraps Tour With Import Vow

U.S. filmmakers won improved access to China’s $2.1 billion box-office market in an agreement that resolves a five-year dispute between the two countries at the World Trade Organization.

The deal, announced yesterday as Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping wrapped up his U.S. visit, will increase the number of American films shown in China and gives producers such as Walt Disney Co., Viacom Inc. and Time Warner Inc. a “fairer” slice of ticket receipts, according to a White House statement.