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Chinese director Zhang Yimou appeals for sterner action against film piracy

8 March 2011

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Chinese director Zhang Yimou appeals for sterner action against film piracy

Renowned Chinese film director Zhang Yimou called on the government to take sterner action against “rampant” film piracy, during the ongoing parliamentary session.

“Boosting copyright protection is key to the healthy development of film industry and the prosperity of cultural market,” said Zhang, also a member of the National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC).

He added that some home movies with fairly good box offices were forced to withdraw from cinema in less than two weeks as many were copied two or three days after its debut.

Zhang Yimou, submitted a proposal to the ongoing annual session of the National Committee of CPPCC, together with other five members, including Zhang Huijun, president of Beijing Film Academy, and other famed directors Feng Xiaogang, Yin Li, Feng Xiaoning and Chen Guoxing.

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via People’s Daily Online

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