Fashionable woman walk past large light box advertising delayed premier of Chinese Mainland’s War Movie THE EIGHT HUNDRED in Hong Kong, an epical photo play based on the historical fact of Republic of China’s tough resistance against invading Japanese Army and total sacrifice of 800 remaining soldiers who fought at the last stand resisting the invading Japanese Force during 1937 BATTLE OF SHANGHAI. The war epic, THE EIGHT HUNDRED was originally scheduled for national premier in July 2019, but shortly before the premier in June 2019, Chinese Communist Party’s Department of Propaganda announced that the MOVIE have encountered certain ‘technical problem’ and therefore unable to meet the original scheduled date of national premier. Many believe that CCP tried to downplay heroic episode ( a legend ) of National Party Army’s tough resistance against invading Japanese Army during the BATTLE OF SHANGHAI in 1937. Political censorship on Chinese Mainland is becoming much tighter under the rule of Xi Jin-ping’s Regime seeking to unify ideology so as to stabilize continued authoritarian rule of Chinese Communist Party and Xi Jin-ping’s dictatorship.
Scott Mc Kiernan, Founder & Editor-in-Chief, ZUMA Press