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Chinese film boom - market manipulation or audience shift'

In Olympic year in 2008, the Chinese government placed subtle restrictions on the number and nature of foreign films that could be released in the territory. This year, the 60th anniversary of the creation of the People's Republic of China, a similar mood of patriotic fervour is gripping the authorities. 'We haven't seen any sign of a loosening up in the censorship process,' says a Chinese representative of a US studio.

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