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China Says Hollywood Needs to Show Respect as Films Blocked

  • Films should respect Chinese culture, customs: senior official
  • Blockbusters like ‘Top Gun: Maverick’ fail to get approval

China wants US filmmakers to show more cultural respect, in a rare public comment on Hollywood’s dwindling fortunes after the Asian nation shunned a series of American blockbusters. 

“We hope the quality of American films can continue to be improved on the basis of respecting our culture, customs and audience behaviors,” said Sun Yeli, vice minister of the Communist Party central committee’s publicity department. “We will import from whichever countries that make better films and films that are more suitable for the taste of Chinese audience.”