The Great Wall, co-produced by Wanda and Legendary, had a US$150 million production budget. The actors and actress from right are Willem Dafoe, Pedro Pascal, Matt Damon, Jing Tian, Andy Lau and Zhang Hanyu. Photo: AP
Peter Guy
Opinion

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Mind the Gap by Peter Guy

Does China’s buying spree of Hollywood studios project soft power? Not so easy

It’s easy to forget that China’s big problem in controlling films is that no one wants to watch such Chinese-themed films. With technology, the likes of Netflix and YouTube are content creators, not merely distributors

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The Great Wall, co-produced by Wanda and Legendary, had a US$150 million production budget. The actors and actress from right are Willem Dafoe, Pedro Pascal, Matt Damon, Jing Tian, Andy Lau and Zhang Hanyu. Photo: AP
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