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The director of China’s largest and most influential state-run film company called for more favorable regulations and less restrictive government interference in China’s film industry at a press conference Thursday.

Yin Li, head of China Film Group and a member of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference, said that despite a robust and growing domestic film industry, “very serious problems” exist.

Yin said a regulated film classification system should be created to help diversify films while attracting more audiences. “People misunderstand classification. A lot of people think classification means that the government allows ‘unhealthy’ films,” Yin said. “But actually, classification will protect the youth from improper scenes.”

He also said strict laws would also regulate product placements in films, an increasing concern.

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via China.org.cn

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