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Hong Kong also censors older movies

Hong Kong is now moving closer to the mainland’s censorship methods in the movie industry. An amendment to the law passed on Tuesday provides for the immediate screening of older films for possible violations of the National Security Act before being shown to the public. This is to include movies that have already been given the green light in the past – in times when Hong Kong still let the cultural scene have its way and only intervened, for example, in case of particularly revealing scenes. The Hong Kong movie scene was therefore extremely vibrant. Hong Kong filmmakers such as Wong Kar-wai were ranked among the international greatest in their trade. After Hollywood, it was one of the largest in the world; and even today, Hong Kong is still home to some well-known studios and an indie scene.

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