Ying Zhu, professor of media culture, is a featured expert on National Public Radio’s “How China’s Censors Influence Hollywood,” by Frank Langfitt.
The segment begins: ” Age of Ultron, the new Avengers movie, kicked off the summer blockbuster season in China last week and already has taken in more than $150 million. Fast and Furious 7 has finished up its run, pulling in more than $388 million — more than it made in the U.S. — and becoming China’s all-time box-office champ. Those huge box-office numbers underscore just how essential the Chinese market has become to Hollywood’s bottom line. Because money is power, that also means the Communist Party has increasing influence over how some Hollywood movies are made and how they portray China.”
Listen to the segment on npr.org>