Questions raised over 2020 candidates’ cozy relationship with China
The article notes:
“Several of the candidates vying for the Democratic presidential nomination have significant support in Hollywood — [Jeffrey] Katzenberg, for example, has kicked in $2,800 each to 14 of them already — but none has as long a history of delivering for the industry as Biden.”
The favors for Hollywood were made possible by Biden position as vice president, where he could put Hollywood heavyweights in front of Chinese officials.
Katzenberg allegedly met Chinese Communist Party chief Xi Jinping in 2012 to sign a $330 million with Oriental DreamWorks studio.
Biden was apparently as a tireless advocate for Hollywood issues like online piracy.
Everyone included in the relationship Biden sculpted between Hollywood, and China claims there was nothing improper about any of it.
Chinese companies now own oriental Dreamworks, and now called “Pearl Studio.”
Democratic rivals of Biden are not likely to attack for his cozy relationship with China as it could draw them close to President Donald Trump’s position in the trade war.
According to The Briebart report: The Times anticipated, however, that left-wing populists might give Biden some grief for having so many super-rich donors, and the Democrat Party remains split on the Trans-Pacific Partnership ever since the 2016 presidential campaign.
Biden infamously mocked at the notion of China being a menace to the United States early in his 2020 presidential campaign but immediately reversed course.
An according to a report by Fox News’s Steve Hilton, Biden’s family’s business dealings with China’s government means that the former vice president is “compromised by a foreign power and unfit to be president.”
The market access Biden won for Hollywood in China has been losing some of its value as tight-fisted censorship from Xi Jinping’s authoritarian government pushes box office receipts down and crushes high-profile Chinese film projects deemed politically unacceptable.
Chinese blacklists of American entertainers have begun, and the feeling in Hollywood is that the situation could get much worse.
The relationship is still profitable enough for Hollywood studio executives and producers to express deep unhappiness with the U.S.-China trade war, as movie moguls openly admit their business models are now strongly dependent upon revenue from the Chinese market.
The result is an outsized Chinese Communist influence on American film productions, which avoid any content that might get them banned from the Chinese box office and are increasingly likely to partner with Chinese studios on major productions to ensure smooth sailing into Chinese theaters.