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Hong Kong to censor movies in name of 'national security'

Move comes after actions against media, teachers and activists

Showings of the documentary "Inside the Red Brick Wall," about Hong Kong's 2019 anti-government protests, have been disrupted by local authorities. (Screenshot from Docaviv YouTube page)

HONG KONG -- Hong Kong authorities on Friday empowered official film censors to ban the showing of movies which could be perceived as threatening China's national security.

According to newly published guidelines, censors should be "vigilant to the portrayal, depiction or treatment of any act or activity which may amount to an offense endangering national security ... [or] any content of a film which is objectively and reasonably capable of being perceived as endorsing, supporting, promoting, glorifying, encouraging or inciting such act or activity."

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