Ted Chiang, the science fiction writer upon whose short story Arrival, starring Jeremy Renner and Amy Adams, is based, attends the film’s Los Angeles premierd. Photo: AFP

Why Hollywood’s wholesome American heroes need Chinese help to save the world these days

Arrival is the latest Hollywood production to feature a Chinese story line – an unusually positive one, but of a piece with filmmakers’ narratives about global co-operation. Studio bosses, meanwhile, have eyes on China’s box office

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Ted Chiang, the science fiction writer upon whose short story Arrival, starring Jeremy Renner and Amy Adams, is based, attends the film’s Los Angeles premierd. Photo: AFP
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