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China movie studio embraces Communist Party as industry turns red

Huayi Brothers pledges allegiance after suffering huge losses through censorship

Chinese actress Fan Bingbing at Cannes Film Festival in 2018. Huayi Brothers has produced many of Fan's movies.   © Reuters

NEW YORK -- Huayi Brothers, the film studio that sits atop China's entertainment industry, welcomed the Chinese Communist Party into its operation this week.

At a joint ceremony Monday, Huayi representatives accepted a golden tablet from the party after establishing a Communist Party committee within the company. Cao He, former head of public relations at Huayi, will lead the committee as the party secretary, Xinhua News Agency reported Friday.

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