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China's film censors and their bosses are becoming more demanding

Exaggerated patriotism increasingly a theme in sports and other subjects

Lang Ping, the "iron hammer," now coaches the Chinese national volleyball team.   © Reuters

"Leap," a Chinese film portraying the country's storied women's volleyball team through almost four decades, made its debut last month across thousands of cinemas in China and, in a far more limited release, a still partially locked-down United States.

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