Feng Xiaogang, one of the most famous movie directors in China, when giving a speech when he accepted the honor of Director of Year from the China Film Directors Guild on 12 April, criticized the censorship system in Chinese movie industry. However, in the video showing his speech, the word “censorship” was covered by a beep sound. Tea Leaf Nation has the full story.
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11 March 2013
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8 March 2013
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7 March 2013
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6 March 2013
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28 February 2013
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27 February 2013
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26 February 2013
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