Movies banned in China

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The People's Republic of China bans a lot of movies for many reasons. The National Film Administration (国家电影局) decides for mainland China.[1] Hong Kong and Macau have different political systems so the bans below do not apply. Taiwan, which is known as the Republic of China by those countries that recognize it, is not under the control and jurisdiction of the People's Republic of China.

List of banned movies by subject (partial selection)[change | change source]

From the earliest to the latest:

Gay[change | change source]

Tibet[change | change source]

1989 Tiananmen Square protests[change | change source]

Human rights[change | change source]

Unknown reason[change | change source]

Related pages[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. "国家新闻出版署(国家版权局)、国家电影局揭牌". April 16, 2018.
  2. Eckholm, Erik (December 26, 1999). "FILM; Feted Abroad, and No Longer Banned in Beijing". The New York Times. Retrieved July 28, 2017.
  3. Kristof, Nicholas D. (August 4, 1993). "China Bans One of Its Own Films; Cannes Festival Gave It Top Prize". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved June 14, 2017.
  4. Tyler, Patrick E. (September 4, 1993). "China's Censors Issue a Warning". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved June 14, 2017.
  5. Barboza, David (March 12, 2006). "Read all about 'Brokeback,' but you won't see it in China". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved June 14, 2017.
  6. Brzeski, Patrick (2018-03-26). "Beijing Film Festival Drops 'Call Me by Your Name' As China Tightens Grip on Media". The Hollywood Reporter. Archived from the original on 2018-03-26. Retrieved 2018-03-27.
  7. Li, Pei; Jourdan, Adam (2018-03-06). Macfie, Nick (ed.). "Beijing festival pulls award-winning gay film amid content squeeze". Beijing, Shanghai: Reuters. Archived from the original on 2018-04-04. Retrieved 2018-03-06.
  8. Weinraub, Bernard (November 27, 1996). "Disney Will Defy China on Its Dalai Lama Film". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Archived from the original on May 26, 2017. Retrieved June 15, 2017.
  9. Wendy, Su (2016). China's encounter with global Hollywood : cultural policy and the film industry, 1994–2013. University Press of Kentucky. p. 112. ISBN 9780813167060. OCLC 958392172.
  10. Farley, Maggie (November 4, 1007). "Hong Kong Bows to Beijing in Turning Away 3 U.S. Films". Los Angeles Times. ISSN 0458-3035. Retrieved June 15, 2017.
  11. Iseli, Christian (September 1997). "Technical Problems… à la Chinoise". DOX. Documentary Film Magazine (12). Archived from the original on 7 October 2007. Retrieved 14 January 2018.CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)
  12. Rosen, Stanley (June 18, 2006). "Hollywood and the great wall". Los Angeles Times. ISSN 0458-3035. Archived from the original on January 8, 2012. Retrieved June 15, 2017.
  13. Ryan, Fergus (February 16, 2017). "China Censors Slash 'Resident Evil: The Final Chapter'". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved June 26, 2017.