WTO rules against China's limits on imports - still the ruling does not affect the quota that caps at 20 the number of foreign films that can be released in Chinese movie theaters each year - New York Times (2009/08/13)
Imax welcomes WTO agreement with China - Toronto-based Imax has taken 15 years to slowly build its presence in China, currently with 217 theaters already open or contracted to open - Hollywood Reporter (2012/02/18)
On 22 February, 2012, China reported that it had completed amendments to most measures at issue and had signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the United States of America regarding measures of imported films. So, the story continues, but in a slightly different direction. Read on.
How about banning Steven Spielberg's movies: Robert Fulford: Anti-Semitism without Jews in Malaysia - the Federal Territory Islamic Affairs Department sent out an official sermon to be read in all mosques, stating that Muslims must understand Jews are the main enemy to Muslims as proven by their egotistical behaviour and murders performed by them; about 60% of Malaysians are Muslim - National Post (2012/10/06)
- the hatred for Jews can also be shown in the government's ban on Steven Spielberg's Schindler's List, calling it anti-German and pro-Jewish propaganda; it is said that Spielberg's movies have since been removed from all Malaysia's screens
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