Chinese Call For End Of Censorship Following Lee's Oscar Win

Ang Lee's selection as the winner of the Best Director Oscar of 2012 for his The Life of Pi has triggered controversy on the Chinese mainland over the country's tight controls on filmmaking, the Indian newspaper The Hindu reported today (Tuesday), noting that film regulators SARFT had just two days earlier passed new rules dealing with documentary films. The Hindu quoted designer Paris Feng, who posted this message on Sina Weibo, China's equivalent of Twitter: Taiwan has Ang Lee, Hong Kong has Wong Kar-wai. And the mainland? To which one blogger replied: China only has SARFT. According to the newspaper, Lee's win was the most-discussed topic on Sina Weibo on Monday, generating more than 30 million posts. Chinese banker Wang Ran, who has 2.6 million followers on Weibo, was among the commenters. The same day [sic] that a Chinese director, Ang Lee, won an Oscar, SARFT issued new requirements making documentaries, like films and television shows, go through reviews, he said. The Chinese government is only helping Hollywood maintain its global monopoly.


Contactmusic

Advertisement

Editors Recommendations

The Fifty Shades of Grey Movie Trailer Is Here: Was It Worth The Wait?

The moment Fifty Shades of Grey fans have been waiting for is finally...

The Fifty Shades of Grey Movie Trailer Is Here: Was It Worth The Wait?

Alec Baldwin (Mostly) Off The Hook On Disorderly Conduct Charges

Alec Baldwin was in court on Tuesday, facing charges of disorderly...

Alec Baldwin (Mostly) Off The Hook On Disorderly Conduct Charges

Pitbull feat. John Ryan - Fireball

Pitbull drops his eighth studio album 'Globalization' later this year and...

Pitbull - Fireball Video

The British Film Institute: 'There Are Too Many Films'

The BFI have condemned the amount of films released in British cinemas...

The British Film Institute: 'There Are Too Many Films'

What The Critics Are Saying About Scarlett Johansson's 'Lucy'

Early reviews of Scarlett Johansson’s new movie Lucy are piling up...

What The Critics Are Saying About Scarlett Johansson's 'Lucy'

Dwayne Johnson Battles His Way Through Non-Stop Absurdity In "Hercules"

It’s Hercules time! So we know that Dwayne Johnson made a lot...

Dwayne Johnson Battles His Way Through Non-Stop Absurdity In
Advertisement

Arty Ft. Angel Taylor - Up All Night [Lyric] Video

Russian musician Arty has collaborated with Angel Taylor on his latest single 'Up All Night', released on...

Arty - Up All Night (Lyric Video) Video

Those Colin Farrell for 'Iron Man 4' Rumors Refuse To Die

Rumors are abound that seminal Iron Man actor, Robert Downey Jr, will not be...

Those Colin Farrell for 'Iron Man 4' Rumors Refuse To Die

Marvel Announces Release Date for Unknown Movie - What Could It Be?

Last week Marvel studios took the unusual step of announcing five upcoming...

Marvel Announces Release Date for Unknown Movie - What Could It Be?


More recommendations

Advertisement

Comments

Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All