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From yellowface to Red Dawn

Hollywood's bid to win over China

By Thomas Leece  

In China, Chow-Yun-Fat's character in "Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End" was deemed typical of Hollywood's stereotypical portrayal of the Chinese (photo: Sizemore)

North Korea invading America may be one of least likely news items this year, but it is the step one Hollywood studio has taken in a bid to mollify Chinese audiences. It describes the plot of Red Dawn, just released in the US. MGM had originally planned for the film’s villains to be Chinese. That was before the studio, already troubled by its slide into financial…

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