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(BBC-US)   Hong Kong premieres new film censorship law. Red carpet indeed   (bbc.com) divider line
    More: Scary, Human rights, Law, Legislature, film censorship law, chief secretary, Councillor Luk Chung, United Nations, Tiananmen Square protests of 1989  
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2021-10-27 7:48:27 AM  
There is no creative Hong Kong as we knew it; only Chinese censorship...
HK is China now.
 
2021-10-27 7:59:18 AM  

Redh8t: There is no creative Hong Kong as we knew it; only Chinese censorship...
HK is China now.


Are we shocked by it?  Not really.
 
2021-10-27 8:25:25 AM  
Hong Kong? Phooey.
 
2021-10-27 8:43:09 AM  
Great.  Now we'll never see Maggie Cheung's naked ass.
 
2021-10-27 9:08:26 AM  

UberDave: Great.  Now we'll never see Maggie Cheung's naked ass.


Her buttocks violate China's national security interests?
 
2021-10-27 9:23:20 AM  

shpritz: UberDave: Great.  Now we'll never see Maggie Cheung's naked ass.

Her buttocks violate China's national security interests?


Something something Forbidden City...
 
2021-10-27 9:25:04 AM  
You gonna get pixelated.
 
2021-10-27 9:44:11 AM  
Taiwan's film industry will have to take up the slack on political films.
 
2021-10-27 10:15:15 AM  
<From the Hong Kong Onion>  "Area man continues to be surprised that he lives in CHINA!!!!!!"
 
2021-10-27 10:17:50 AM  
Another councillor, Priscilla Leung, who is also a law professor, insisted the bill was in full compliance with human rights laws, and she hoped to stop such films from "brainwashing" young people.

What's "Goebbels" in Chinese?
 
2021-10-27 10:26:58 AM  
There goes what was an amazing local cinema industry that had an out-size foreign influence for such a small market, and I'm not just talking a about Jackie Chan, although that was an obvious part of it.  For anyone who doesn't know - Hong Kong cinema is very different from its Mainland counterpart.  The themes, the language used, the culture, etc.

To be fair, films from Hong Kong tended to ply a careful middle line when it comes to China especially post-97.  I really can't think of any movies that are overtly critical of China or its government.  None that are well-known AFAIK.

The one genre that probably will be effected are gangster or crime films.  Hong Kong cinema is famous for its gangster movies which have sort of that glamorization of gangster life and sometimes a neutral view on their place in society.  There have also been plenty of films about corrupt cops - most famously "Infernal Affairs".  China doesn't really have such films unless they have a very heavy handed message that "crime does not pay".

China mainland films are for the most part absolute shiate.  Unfortunately, I think the 2 film industries will largely become one within the decade.
 
2021-10-27 11:26:26 AM  

sephjnr: Another councillor, Priscilla Leung, who is also a law professor, insisted the bill was in full compliance with human rights laws, and she hoped to stop such films from "brainwashing" young people.

What's "Goebbels" in Chinese?


Gorbers?
 
2021-10-27 11:42:56 AM  
Experts and content producers have raised worries about the impact of the legislation, which does not cover films posted online, on creativity and freedom of expression.

1. Create a film called "Tiananmen Square" about China running over peaceful students with tanks
2. Post it online. It's legal.

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2021-10-27 11:55:46 AM  

Walker: Experts and content producers have raised worries about the impact of the legislation, which does not cover films posted online, on creativity and freedom of expression.

1. Create a film called "Tiananmen Square" about China running over peaceful students with tanks
2. Post it online. It's legal.

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Maximum trolling of CCP policies vs the Great Firewall = meh, nothing happened today.
 
2021-10-27 11:59:13 AM  

Walker: Experts and content producers have raised worries about the impact of the legislation, which does not cover films posted online, on creativity and freedom of expression.

1. Create a film called "Tiananmen Square" about China running over peaceful students with tanks
2. Post it online. It's legal.

[Fark user image 275x183]


if by "trolling" you man "soon 'disappeared' in more meanings than one"
 
2021-10-27 1:43:53 PM  

sephjnr: Another councillor, Priscilla Leung, who is also a law professor, insisted the bill was in full compliance with human rights laws, and she hoped to stop such films from "brainwashing" young people.

What's "Goebbels" in Chinese?


Fark it, let's be even less subtle.

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