Zhao’s historic success in the Oscars for Best Director is aimed at censorship in China.
On Sunday evening, Klose Zhao was named Color Best Director for his film Nomadland, Which won the Oscar for Best Picture. In China, however, her home, state media remained silent on her success and censored her.
On Chinese social networks, articles and messages related to the celebration and M.To me Zhao suffocated, multiple media reported New York Times. The hashtag “Chloe Zhao wins Best Director Award” has been censored from digital platforms. When users type in the hashtag, they encounter an error message stating “Page not found, in accordance with applicable laws, regulations and policies”.
Dowan, who is popular with moviegoers, also banned searches for “Nomadland” and “Zhao Ting”, saying “search results cannot be displayed in accordance with applicable laws and regulations”.
Some users used the letters “zt” (Zhao Ting, her full name in Chinese) to talk about her on social media.
The Global Times, The official newspaper of the Communist Party of China, broke the silence on Monday afternoon.To me Zhao “plays the role of” mediator “between China and the United States and” avoid being a sticking point. ” “We hope she can mature further,” the newspaper wrote in an op-ed, which is no longer available.
In March, the director was at the center of a controversy over comments he made to an American media in 2013, in which she criticized China as “a country with lies everywhere.” The film, which is set to release in China on April 23, has never been shown in theaters, local media reported. Chinese social media comments about his image were also censored.
With the Associated Press