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A Great Media Wall - China's Film Policy and Its Impacts on U.S. Film Exporters

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This paper attempts to explore issues about China's film industry that are of interest to Hollywood majors, or foreign investors in general, i.e., the regulatory framework of China's film policies regarding foreign investment, the impact of such policies on foreign film investors, and the long-term policy change in this regard. This study is based on an extensive examination of China's filmrelated legal documents, press reports on foreign media investments in China, and academic literature related to the subject.

Keywords: China's film industry; Chinese authorities; Hollywood; film exports; ideological consideration; market potential

Document Type: Research Article


Publication date: 2007-03-01

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  • Asian Cinema is a seminal journal, which has been published since 1995 by the Asian Cinema Studies Society under the stewardship of Professor John Lent. From 2012 Asian Cinema will be published by Intellect as part of our Film Studies journal portfolio. The journal currently publishes a variety of scholarly material - including research articles, interviews, book and film reviews and bibliographies - on all forms and aspects of Asian cinema. The journal's broad aim is to advance understanding and knowledge of the rich traditions of the various Asian cinemas, thereby making an invaluable contribution to the field of Film Studies in general.
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