SCANDAL: Disney’s ‘Mulan’ Filmed In Regions Where China Is Committing Genocide

Cassy Fiano-Chesser
liveaction.org
2020-09-12

The live-action remake of “Mulan” seems to have been massively successful for the Walt Disney Company. The movie reportedly led to a massive increase in downloads of Disney+, the entertainment giant’s streaming platform. The film was controversial from the start, after Liu Yifei, the actress portraying the lead character of Mulan, made comments in support of Hong Kong police, who brutally cracked down on pro-democracy protestors fighting against communist China’s efforts to exert control over Hong Kong’s autonomy. Yet new information came to light this week linking Disney’s “Mulan” to China’s genocide against the Uighur people in Xinjiang.

Many critics have praised the empowering remake of the story, which features gorgeous landscapes filmed on-location in China. Yet eagle-eyed viewers noticed that, buried deep in the credits, Disney gave special thanks to over a dozen Chinese institutions. This was controversial because four Chinese Communist Party propaganda departments in the region of Xinjiang, as well as the Public Security Bureau of the city of Turpan in the same region, were listed among the thanks.

“Shameful compromises” made by Disney

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