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Democrats’ much anticipated China bill, coined the Eagle Act, was an opportunity to stop the onslaught of Communist Chinese Party (CCP) propaganda spreading throughout American corporate media. Yet Democrats on the Foreign Affairs Committee threw this opportunity down the drain. By voting down my amendment to the Eagle Act, Democrats opted to continue sending taxpayer dollars to Hollywood studios that push CCP propaganda.
Most in Hollywood know that to access the growing Chinese market, filmmakers, directors, and actors must play by the Chinese Communist Party’s rules—and in the words of President Xi Jinping, “tell China’s story well.” This means no mention of the CCP’s egregious human rights violations, aggressive cyber warfare, predatory economic behavior around the world, or bullying of neighboring countries, especially Taiwan.
The weight of coercion being placed on Hollywood is significant. I introduced the “Hollywood Amendment” to hold movie studios accountable for submitting their films to the CCP’s censorship and amplifying their propaganda.