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Hollywood's craven China pandering harms us all

Art is only as free as its most restrictive censor

| U.S.
A poster for the movie "Fast & Furious 9" at a shopping mall in Beijing, pictured on May 26: actor John Cena apologized after calling Taiwan a country in promotional interviews for the upcoming film.   © AP

Anthony W. Holmes was special adviser for North Korea in the Office of the U.S. Secretary of Defense from 2017 to 2021.

The image of an American celebrity apologizing in Chinese to "the Chinese people" for the offense of referring to Taiwan as a "country" caught the attention of many in the Anglophone world.

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