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Hollywood Censorship Exposed; HK Brings Crackdown On Free Press; Huawei Runs Out of Chips

2020-08-11 02:21
China’s censorship programs for Hollywood films was exposed in an Aug. 5 report from PEN America. The 94-page report exposes how major Hollywood studios and top directors are basing their filming decisions on the directives of the CCP. Meanwhile, on the morning of August 10th, the Hong Kong police arrested Jimmy Lai, the founder of Next Digital which publishes the pro-democracy local news outlet Apple Daily. Jimmy Lai has been a vocal supporter of the pro-democracy movement. Afterwards, Next Digital’s stock price dropped, then soared 344 percent. After hearing the news of Lai’s arrest, many people in Hong Kong stepped up to buy shares of his company to show their support. And Chinese telecom company Huawei is now reeling from the ban of sale on chips. Huawei executives have now publicly stated that they’ve run out of cell phone chips. These stories and more in this episode of Crossroads.