Chinese Regime Promotes War Film With Anti-US Sentiment on Anniversary of Its Rule


The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) promoted a film during the past national holiday break with anti-U.S. sentiment and praise for its one-party rule. The CCP marked the anniversary of the start of its rule in China on Oct. 1. The seven-day holiday, ending on Oct. 7 and known as Golden Week, saw tightened control over film releases, and enforced an unofficial ban on foreign productions, including Hollywood blockbusters, as the party works to keep control over the public sentiment needed to protect its rule. Accordingly, a domestic Korean War-themed film became a blockbuster hit, grossing over $465 million by its eighth day of release, official data show. Under the title “The Battle at Lake Changjin,” the three-hour war film praised the victory of Chinese troops battling the U.S.-led United Nations forces during the Korean War (1950-1953), better known in the United States as the Battle of Chosin Reservoir. The multinational troop …

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