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China’s Film Authority Orders All Cinemas to Screen Propaganda Films at Least Twice a Week

6 April 2021

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China’s Film Authority Orders All Cinemas to Screen Propaganda Films at Least Twice a Week

Every cinema in China must schedule and actively promote at least two screenings of propaganda films per week beginning this week until the end of the year, Chinese authorities have declared, announcing the first batch of eligible titles Friday.

Theatres that are part of the National Alliance of Arthouse Cinemas or the “People’s Cinema” circuit — a group of more than 5,000 venues with special halls dedicated to propaganda films or that employ specific strategies like subsidies to promote such content — must screen propaganda films at least five times a week.

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