Based on the Hong Kong National Security Law, which cracks down on anti-government movements, the Hong Kong government has announced a bill to revise the ordinance to strengthen censorship of movies, and movie directors and others have "forced self-regulation." There are voices of concern such as.

On the 24th, the Hong Kong government announced an amendment to the censorship ordinance for movies screened locally.



According to the report, the government's examination body will censor the movie under the Hong Kong National Security Law, which cracks down on anti-government movements, and will prohibit the screening if it judges that the description or content adversely affects the national security. It is a content that strengthens censorship.



In addition, it is said that showing a movie without permission will impose a maximum of three years in prison.



In response to this, movie directors and others have raised concerns such as "I do not know what kind of dialogue and depiction will be a problem, so I will have to self-regulate and avoid politically sensitive subjects." I am.



In addition, the Democratic Party of Japan issued a statement saying, "Themes such as corruption of high-ranking government officials and police officers may be regarded as a problem, and some scenes will be deleted even in the already completed movie." I criticized it.



The amendment is expected to be deliberated and passed by the legislative council, which is the parliament, next month.

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