Chinese Movie Pirates

No, not the 7 kwai DVDs from the back room.

China has censored part of the latest instalment of hit Hollywood movie “Pirates of the Caribbean” for “vilifying and defacing the Chinese”, the official Xinhua news agency said on Friday.

… “The captain played by Chow is bald, his face heavily scarred. He also has a long beard and long nails, whose image is still in line with Hollywood’s old tradition of demonising the Chinese.”

“Chinese censors also cut Chow’s line in which he states ‘Welcome to Singapore’ because it hints Singapore is a land of pirates …,” Xinhua added.

No word on whether the back room DVD shops stock have the American or the Chinese version of the movie.

BBC article here, Reuters here

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