Attorney General Bill Barr has accused Hollywood of caving to the pressure and doing China’s dirty work.
According to Fox News:
Discussing sectors, including the technology, pharmaceutical, and entertainment industries, Barr described how the Chinese government is “engaged in an economic blitzkrieg” aimed at dominating the global economy and replacing the U.S. as the world’s top superpower.
“The CCP has launched an orchestrated campaign, across all of its many tentacles in Chinese government and society, to exploit the openness of our institutions in order to destroy them,” Barr said during an address at the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum.
To achieve their goals, Barr said, the People’s Republic of China (PRC) is utilizing “a wide array of predatory and often unlawful tactics” that include currency manipulation, theft of intellectual property, cyberattacks and espionage.
“Sadly, examples of American business bowing to Beijing are legion,” Barr said, pointing to how Hollywood “regularly censors its own movies to appease the Chinese Communist Party.” Giving examples including the films “World War Z” and “Doctor Strange,” Barr noted how studios have altered key components of films so as not to offend the Chinese government, which would risk having the movies closed off to more than a billion people who make up the Chinese market.
Barr called what Hollywood is doing as a “massive propaganda coup” for the Chinese Communist Party.