Solidot | The private sector helps modernize propaganda


the private sector is helping The Communist Party’s modern propaganda skills. To make money in China, the private sector needs to have a good relationship with the party and the government. And they have found a popular technique of making money that is both recognised and welcomed by the Communist Party, which increases box-office receipts by producing films that cater to young people’s patriotic sentiments. “War Wolf 2” is one of the best examples. The film’s box-office income is as high as 5.7 billion yuan (nearly US $900 million), the highest-grossing film to date in China. State media have praised “Wolf 2” and similar films released last year, “Mekong action”, saying they opened the new era of Chinese theme films.