What’s become clear over the last decade is that China runs Hollywood and the studios make changes to appease the Chinese Communist Party (CCP). With those in the know, it is no secret that, “China wields enormous influence over how it is depicted in the movies Americans make and watch. It’s part of a broader push by the government to take control of its global narrative and present a friendlier, less menacing image of China to the world,” according to FollowCN.com.
Just 20 years ago, things were quite different from Hollywood movies offering sharp criticism of China. One of the top 100 grossing movies of 1997, Seven Years in Tibet, depicted Chinese soldiers brutalizing Tibetans.
Larry Shinagawa, a professor at Hawaii Tokai International College who specializes in Asian and Asian-American studies, said, “You’re not going to see something that’s like Seven Years in Tibet anymore.
China has gained its influence over film by bankrolling 41 top-grossing Hollywood films in the last five years along.
An example of Chinese stifling influence is the 2012 remake of the Cold War drama Red Dawn. Due to China’s displeasure with the leaked script, MGM spent $US1 million to digitally erase evidence of the Chinese army and substituted North Koreans in its place.
Watch the video and learn from the Daily Caller which American TV shows and hit movies have either been altered to appease China. Also learn which hit shows are no longer allowed on Chinese airwaves.