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Hong Kong film directors speak out as mainland-style censorship strikes

By AFP
22 September 2021   |   8:48 am
Once renowned for world-class cinema, Hong Kong's film industry was already struggling before the latest hurdle -- Chinese mainland-style censorship as authorities take their purge of dissent into the cultural sphere.

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