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in china with a different ending one where a lot of qualities preventive dumping from occurring. so why the different ending and what is china's message? and it's often called the world's largest annual human migration. but this year to travel in china ahead of lunar new year is impacted by covered restrictions. we'll have an update from beijing ah, irish mandatory welcome to d w. news asia. glad you could join us. called hollywood film fight club has a new ending, but only in china. it's a form of chinese censorship. we be looking at in detail in a moment, but for those of you who don't know which film i'm talking about here is a quick look. i want you to hit as hard as you can. this is how i'm that
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tyler dirt here. let me start a new. you can't die for insomnia. what about narcolepsy? not often wake up in strange places. so i make sure. so tyler durden it came out in $1099.00. and as you saw it, stars brad pitt and edward norton. now here's a spoiler alert. those who've seen the film know it ends with norton's character, killing his alter ego, tyler played by brad pitt, and then destroying multiple buildings. but that's not what chinese audience is, are seeing here is a tweet by film critic hurt me. howard, where she says that in the chinese version of the film on the streaming platform, 10 cent video, tyler apparently provides clues to the police who are then able to stop the bombing
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. a trial follows, and tyler is sent to a psychiatric hospital for treatment. so why the different ending clifford conan, who has reported on the entertainment industry in china for a number of years, joints me now in the studio. clifford welcome. why the different ending? well, the rush, the 1st rule of fight club in china anyway, is that them, the bad guys cannot win that it and that law enforcement at the side of justice always has to be the winner on death. censorship is a very strange thing in china. and because if you have a wrong doing, if you have, say, a crooked cop or the authorities failing to catch a villain. and there's a view that, that somehow implies approval for that. so things are very strict in, in how it things are controlled. you know, you, em all cinema is essentially propaganda in that way. and all tv and all drama. everything has to feed into this message that am that everything is under control,
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that the status quo is, has to be restored at the end, and the authorities, gaunt fearless sensually a bit. but this isn't the 1st time or is it, is that a hollywood film has had significant changes in china? no, it's not. i mean, this is the 1st time in, even in this current round of quite a lot of movies and our being put on to streaming services. because the coverage, you know, lot more people are watching streaming services and other western movie lord of war feature, nicholas cage. and he's, you know, at the end of which he, he escapes and goes on, continue to sell arms. and that's been changed to where he ends up getting caught am. and i remember even over the years, you know, watching are and man the iron man movie, where at the end of which a chinese dr. saves his life and funny scenes like and transformers, where at one point they said we must tell the central government about this. and even in the cinema, people are laughing at this. and people are aware of this that it is propaganda. but i think things are becoming more and more strict lives. if this your site of is
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a political what is the overall aim qa? i think the overall aim here is to control the narrative am and that has never been more important. i think in, in contemporary chinese history than right now and she champagne is looking to cement his position as that at the total center of power. and nothing could be left to chance. in order this year, we have a meeting of the chinese communist party at which he will an unprecedented hard term for simon 30 years for anything like that. and so nothing is being left to chance on. i think am, that's why we were seeing a lot of these kind of and much more focus in word seen on we're seen things like at the lake of chant gene, which is a propaganda movie about the war with korea. and it's interesting talk many people laughing at the propaganda over the years. but the current thing with this movie lake of chang gym, which is the most expensive chinese movie ever made. biggest box offices taken nearly a $1000000000.00 and box office am. but at the end of it, people are standing up on their solution and it's, it's
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a completely no one's laughing any more. so i think this whole thing about controlling the narrative is, is very interesting. and it ought to ties in with some of the things that we're seeing globally. i mean that that film is cetera into korean war. when china intervene to help the north koreans when they invaded south korea. and now even if we look at ukraine, you know, we can see how china is very much backing rushes position. it's a very close ally, russia. so am we're seeing a lot of parallels also in the contemporary world here for good. and thanks so much for coming in and breaking that down for us and staying in china, where preparations are underway for the lunar new year. next tuesday, chinese migrant workers have already begun over 1000000000 trips to get back home to see loved ones. it's called the world's biggest annual human migration for that reason. but the covert pandemic is casting a shadow over the journeys the annual trek to be home for the start of the
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year of the tiger is starting in china's cities. travellers returning home from the capital are happy to be seeing their families. for many, it's the only chance every year to see children, parents, and friends. but they're also anxious about traveling during the pandemic. hayes. oh yeah. yeah. because the pandemic situation last year was worse. i also didn't go home, i felt lonely, staying here. and that's why i'm very excited that i could go home this year and i would cherish the time i spent my family fidel our before the pandemic. the concourse of beijing train station would be packed with people at this time. this year, the number as more modest though the transport ministry expects 1 point one a 1000000000 trips to be made during the lunar new year travel season. that's a 3rd higher than last year. but many local authorities are urging residents not to come home as they're worried about spreading. the highly transmissible, alma kron variant china has adopted
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a rigid 0 covert policy. focus on mass testing. extensive quarantines and snap block downs. local authorities are going all out to prevent covered flare ups, especially with events like the beijing winter olympics looming in february. you know, he's in our little, i'm anxious every day because the pandemic is still quite serious with judge oliver . i don't want to bring trouble to my hometown, my wife. i've tested negative now, but what if it changes to positive and i have no choice but i'm determined to go home the coming days we'll see a difficult balancing act. how to keep the arm across variant and check and still allow migrants to return home for what's the biggest festival of the year. and gentlemen offer moore's correspondent fagen crisper in b, jing sovereign, the lunar new year holiday is for many millions of chinese. the only time in the year when they can travel home to meet loved ones. how is that progressing this
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year in 0 covered china? yeah, i talked to many young chinese, he and beijing, and they're all m have been thinking very hard about that decision for weeks actually, whether to travel and visit their family or whether to play it safe and stay in paging because of course at you can trouble yes, not of, i mean it's not been overly bent, but they're, the roots could change any time. so that creates a kind of an atmosphere of insecurity and many are afraid that they might be stuck somewhere or maybe even a stuck in a lot done. but i would say that according to the official numbers, and there's an uptick. i mean, last year there were fewer trips than those who are expected to day of the transport. ministry says that in the overall travel season, around the lunar new year, there will be up to $1200000000.00 and tickets and trips that a chinese are undergoing. and it's not s at the same as before. the pandemic but am,
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are better than last year, but there still appear to be some restrictions and i one other for howard. how that is affecting the lunar new year. mood of this time run yeah, it is affecting, i mean i know from many family sit and when they get together and you know, you would have a very big family dinner and now they would cut the tables. i mean, i have smaller meetings, not all the family members can join because some are living in areas where there are really strict are measures impulse and some are even medium and high risk areas . so that is affecting the area. and i would say that and especially the local governments are really quite nervous. and there was, for example, 1 may or in the central chinese promise of honan, who said that any want arriving here to my area are coming from a medium risk area and will not only have to undergo isolation, karen, teen, but also i will have to go to the detention center, and of course it created a lot of backlash and he had to apologize. but that gives you an idea how an a
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freight, the local governments are, that the city travelers will bring the virus to a provinces where there's not necessarily a really good health system. and we're also, they are not good and sufficient testing facilities. a speaker for a local governments, fabiani beijing where you are, is set to player host to the winter olympics in less than 10 days. give us a sense of how that has impacted residence. yeah, i mean, really the lunar new years, much more important for most residents in the m the i wish to visit family members . it's the topic number one. as for the olympics, i mean when i talk to bacon residents, most is a tell me the or what effect them is the traffic. because in many i'm a big lanes. a big, big streets. there's one lane reserved for them are all in pick at the people from the olympic bubbles. so basically the athletes and also journalists who are in a closed loop and then they have to go from one venue to the other. and other than
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that, of course, i mean you see the mess cuts except use in the, in the public and advertisements. and also the m t, v is full of m pre report or about olympics. but my impression is that um, people are quite busy about going on with their life and have other voice foreign, crisper and bidding. thank you so much. that's it for today. as always are, we have a lot more news from the region at the dap dot com, forward slash asia, and you can of course, follow us on facebook and twitter as well. we leave today with pictures from the greater may kong area in southeast asia, where 224 new species were classified in the year 2020, the wild wildlife fun said the discoveries underline the reach biodiversity of the region. despite the intense threat of habitat loss when to back f tomorrow, but by with
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