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A Year After Severe Wuhan Outbreak, China Promotes Propaganda Film Praising Authorities

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A Year After Severe Wuhan Outbreak, China Promotes Propaganda Film Praising Authorities

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News Analysis Roughly a year after the CCP virus spread across China, the Chinese central government recently began a propaganda blitz to portray the outbreak in Wuhan—ground zero of the epidemic—as a story of triumph over adversity. A joint production between state-run and private media companies, the movie “Days and Nights in Wuhan” was created under the direction of the Zhejiang Province film bureau, and will be screened in cinemas across the country on Jan. 22. Chinese media reports say the film will deliver “positive energy” about the outbreak, featuring segments about government officials visiting patients, medical staff on the front lines of the outbreak, and people expressing thanks to local officials. The film’s director, Cao Jinling, told state broadcaster CCTV in a Jan. 12 interview that she wanted to show how people “resign themselves to adversity,” and how important it was to “not complain about anything but just accept …

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