We are fast approaching the two month anniversary of John Cena apologizes. For the uninitiated, in an interview for “Fast and Furious 9,” a film he starred in, the professional killer and actor made the “mistake” of calling Taiwan a country.
Cena is likely to apologize to the people of China. In reality, however, he apologized to the Chinese regime, which important control of Hollywood.
As professor Aynne Kokas, author of “Hollywood Made in China, ”Says,“ Chinese production studios such as Alibaba Pictures and Tencent Pictures ”are now playing“ an important role in funding films in Hollywood. ”
Today, America’s “entertainment platforms” have become so “desperate to access the Chinese market” that they are willing to “work against their own long-term interests.” Netflix, for example, the most popular streaming service. According to Kokas, the company “licensed its content to the Chinese platform iQiyi, which boosted iQiyi’s popularity.” Hollywood is making a Faustian bargain with Beijing. In return for its soul, it has agreed to continue releasing hot, heavy films.
Although Cena’s pursuit of the chase has been really intimidating, it’s important to put it in context. Cena’s response to Hollywood executives, and China’s executives response. The fact that Cena’s apology was expressed in fluent Mandarin speaks volumes. The multi-millionaire did not learn the language for fun; he knew it because it was a necessity of the job.
More worryingly, the Chinese influence is even greater in Hollywood. More and more businesses supported by Beijing billions invested on American soil. As author and farmer Deborah J. Comstock writes, the purpose of the Chinese regime simple: “to invest in agriculture abroad and to better control oilseed products and grains, to develop policies to support facilities, equipment, and inputs for agricultural production, and to create more multinational grain marketing. ” The revenue generated bypasses “the American commodity markets,” and the products are “flown in their own supply channels to foreign entities, directly in the country.” – READ MORE