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China: Artists and filmmakers launch tirade against film censorship

1 April 2014

Chinese authorities urged to allow artistic freedom after delegates spot censorship clause in work report.

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What was meant to be a run-of-the-mill panel discussion on the government’s work report among art experts in the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference’s (CPPCC) turned into a grumbling session this week, as personalities like actor Jackie Chan and award-winning filmmaker Feng Xiaogang criticised censorship in the country.

Feng Xiaogang urged the authorities to give directors more freedom, saying: “Don’t make directors tremble with fear every day like [they’re] walking on thin ice.”


South China Morning Post – 6 March 2014:
Jackie Chan, artists launch tirade against film censorship during CPPCC meeting
Authorities urged to allow artistic freedom after delegates spot censorship clause in work report
By Keira Lu Huang


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