Movies banned in China

Wikimedia list article

The People's Republic of China (PRC) 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 her, is not under the control and jurisdiction of the PRC.

List of banned movies by subject (partial selection) change

The 10 Conditions of Love is a documentary about Rebiya Kadeer
  • River Elegy (河殇) (1988)[2]

1989 Tiananmen Square protests change

Tibet and Xinjiang change

Human rights change

One of the directors of Ten Years
Allowed for years, but banned since 2019

Taiwan change

  • Days We Stared at the Sun II (他們在畢業的前一天爆炸2) (2017)[24][25]
  • Freewill Of Formosa (自由的向望) (2019)[26]
  • Island Nation (國際橋牌社) (2020)[27]
  • Wave Makers (人選之人-造浪者) (2023)[28]

Celebrity scandal change

  • A Chinese Ghost Story (只问今生恋沧溟) (2021) by Zheng Shuang (郑爽)[29]

Punishment change

  • The director of To Live (1994 film) 活着 was banned from filmmaking for 2 years.[30][31]
  • Summer Palace (2006 film) 颐和园 was submitted for competition overseas without being submitted to censorship first, in other words, without China´s authorization. The punishment included a movie production 5-year-ban on the maker of the movie.[32][33]
  • For making the Lost in Beijing movie, Fang Li and the production company Beijing Laurel Films were banned from filmmaking for 2 years.[34]

The 3-tier system change

Tong Ying Kit was punished in July 2021 for using a controversial slogan, may or may not be relevant.

Inside the Red Brick Wall (理大圍城) was approved by Hong Kong censor - Derek Lee in 2021. Up to April 2022, he is still in office. [35][36] Inside the Red Brick Wall is under "category III". In November 2021, the Hong Kong law on censorship was changed.[37] It is not clear whether Revolution of Our Times (時代革命) (by Kiwi Chow) is allowed or banned.[38] Chow's movie's name is the later half of the Tong's slogan (liberate Hong Kong; revolution of our times) without former half, without the words of "liberate Hong Kong".[39]

The rules say that Hong Kong "category III" movies cannot be shown to people under 18 years old.[40]

Related pages change

References change

  1. "国家新闻出版署(国家版权局)、国家电影局揭牌". April 16, 2018.
  2. Gifford, Rob (2007). China Road: A Journey Into the Future of a Rising Power. Bloomsbury. pp. 166–167. ISBN 978-0-7475-8892-4.
  3. Hong Kong Censors Issue Warning Over Tiananmen Film Screenings
  4. IMDb
  5. Rooney, David (1995). "Review: 'The Square'". Variety. Archived from the original on July 29, 2017. Retrieved July 28, 2017.
  6. Iseli, Christian (September 1997). "Technical Problems… à la Chinoise". DOX. Documentary Film Magazine. No. 12. Archived from the original on 7 October 2007. Retrieved 14 January 2018.{{cite news}}: CS1 maint: bot: original URL status unknown (link)
  7. "中國網路下令全面封殺《我只是個計程車司機》". 新頭殼. 2017-10-05. Archived from the original on 2022-05-13. Retrieved 2022-02-21.
  8. Welle, Deutsche. "英剧Chimerica寻找"坦克人"". DW.COM (in Chinese (China)). Archived from the original on 2019-05-09. Retrieved 2022-04-07.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. "评电影《在西藏七年》_第二期". 中国西藏网. Archived from the original on 2021-08-29. Retrieved 2021-08-29.
  13. "澳电影节执意冒犯中国 为"疆独"头目放纪录片". 环球网. Archived from the original on 2022-02-17. Retrieved 2021-08-29.
  14. "导演承认热比娅影片失实 中国领事要求撤播被拒". 搜狐新闻-新华网. 2009-07-27. Archived from the original on 2022-02-17. Retrieved 2022-02-17.
  15. "中国要求墨尔本电影节撤掉热比娅纪录片". 路透社. 2009-07-15. Archived from the original on 2022-03-03. Retrieved 2022-02-17.
  16. "Introduction of THU library multimedia".
  17. 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.
  18. "聯邦前朝撥出逾1900萬元 供民間製作批中國電視劇 劇集多在新唐人電視台播出". 明報加拿大. Archived from the original on 2016-10-17. Retrieved 2022-04-07.
  19. "內地或因封殺影片《十年》停播香港電影金像獎". Initium Media. 2016-06-22. Archived from the original on 2022-05-12. Retrieved 2022-02-21.
  20. "紀錄片大同男主角 拆遷市長耿彥波卸職". Newtalk. Central News Agency. 2019-01-16. Retrieved 2022-06-14.
  21. "Anastasia Lin, Miss World Canada, denied entry to China for pageant". 26 November 2015. Retrieved 30 November 2015.
  22. "The Bleeding Edge (2016)". IMDb. Retrieved 22 June 2019.
  23. ‘South Park’ Scrubbed From Chinese Internet After Critical Episode
  24. "爆2遭愛奇藝停播 公視:依約交付影片". 中央社 (in Chinese (Taiwan)). Archived from the original on 2022-04-07. Retrieved 2022-04-07.
  25. "《想见你》《与恶》《俗女》,台剧爆炸的年代 :贾静雯一直在等的剧本,从黑暗中生长出来". 歪脑 WHYNOT. Archived from the original on 2023-05-17. Retrieved 2023-05-17.
  26. "美麗島事件40週年:用影像回首台灣民主歷程,看見自由的向望". 報導者 (in Chinese (Taiwan)). Archived from the original on 2021-01-23. Retrieved 2022-07-13.
  27. "國際橋牌社創首例 200人劇組進總統府取景". 中央社 (in Chinese (Taiwan)). Archived from the original on 2019-04-20. Retrieved 2022-07-13.
  28. 遠見天下文化出版股份有限公司 (2023-05-04). "《人選之人》為何說社會系畢業黨工難找工作?學長曝成箭靶原因". 城市學 (in Chinese). Archived from the original on 2023-05-29. Retrieved 2023-05-17.
  29. "严肃处理违法违规演艺人员和相关机构". 广电总局. 2021-08-27. Archived from the original on 2021-08-27. Retrieved 2021-08-27.
  30. Ebert, Roger. "To Live Archived September 29, 2012, at the Wayback Machine." Chicago Sun Times. December 23, 1994. Retrieved November 15, 2011.
  31. Zhang Yimou. Frances K. Gateward, Yimou Zhang, University Press of Mississippi, 2001, pp. 63–4.
  32. "国家电影总局全线封杀《颐和园》_国内财经_财经纵横". 新浪网. Retrieved 2021-08-29.
  33. "娄烨违规参赛戛纳电影节 五年内不准拍片(图)_影音娱乐". 新浪网. Archived from the original on 2012-07-08. Retrieved 2021-08-29.
  34. "China slaps filmmaking ban on producers of Lost in Beijing". CBC News. January 4, 2008. Archived from the original on June 13, 2018. Retrieved July 6, 2017.
  35. Ying E Chi Cinema
  36. Government Telephone Directory
  37. Film Censorship (Amendment) Ordinance 2021 and updated guidelines come into effect
  38. 《时代革命》:“禁片”年代的海外放映
  39. HK documentary takes emotional win
  40. Office for Film, Newspaper and Article Administration