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The video discusses how China is increasingly exerting its influence over the entertainment industry, both in terms of censorship and financing. It warns against traveling to China due to the dangers posed by the government's crackdown on dissent.

  • 00:00:00 The video discusses China's influence in the entertainment industry, and how they are controlling what is seen in the country. The Chinese government is being increasingly vocal about their views on free speech, and as a result, several American businesses have taken sides in the Hong Kong protests. The NBA has been forced to backtrack after one of their executives made a controversial statement. The general trend is that as China becomes more economically free, their people's incomes tend to go up as well.
  • 00:05:00 The video points out that while China has seen an increase in prosperity and free market economy, there has been a lack of political and individual freedom in other areas, such as more censorship. It also discusses how Chinese film financing companies, who contribute billions of dollars to the American film industry, have bought large shares and partnered with studios like Sony Pictures, Legendary, and AMC, in exchange for China's money and access to the American market. However, in recent years, the Chinese government has begun to make creative changes for the Chinese market, including censoring certain scenes in Hollywood films. In addition, Transformers: Age of Extinction was co-financed by the Chinese company, Gia Flix Enterprises, and the state-run China Movie Channel. The video points out that while this is all good, there is a difference between product placement in a relatively free market economy and state propaganda, which is what is happening in China.
  • 00:10:00 In China, movies and TV shows that are critical of the government or present Chinese people in a negative light are not allowed to be imported or screened. Many movies and TV shows have been banned for excessive violence, depicting ghosts, or containing dangerous fictional elements. The new Top Gun sequel was removed Japanese and Taiwanese flags from Tom Cruise's iconic flight jacket to secure financing from the Chinese distribution company Tencent. Ben Hur supports Christianity and was banned in China for this reason. Memoirs of a Geisha had the gall to feature Chinese actors playing Japanese characters, Tomb Raider was banned for featuring Chinese actors, and The Cradle of Life was banned for depicting China in a negative light. Brad Pitt wasn't even allowed in China for 20 years over his role in the film Titanic.
  • 00:15:00 The video is a warning about the dangers of traveling to China, and it contains footage of protests and riots. It is recommended that people not travel to China because of the danger it poses.

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