DISNEY'S CHINA POLICY

DESPITE IMPLIED THREATS TO ITS FUTURE BUSINESS THERE, THE COMPANY WILL RELEASE A FILM CRITICAL OF BEIJING

Having been attacked by some U.S. church groups over last year's controversial film Priest, the Walt Disney Co. is no stranger to protest. Now the company has incurred the wrath of a government. China's leaders hotly object to Disney's plans to distribute Kundun, a Martin Scorsese-directed film currently in production that tells the story of Tibet's exiled spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama. China's leaders get to play the villains, and they are not amused, to the point of making threatening noises about Disney's future in the great market of the future.

Last week Disney held firm and said it would release...

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