Radio France Internationale reported that, according to a news report from Apple Daily, the Publicity Department has issued a notice to online video sites including Tencent, Youku and Iqiyi as well as movie theaters nationwide, to call off airing the documentary “Amazing China.” Some have speculated that the notice resulted from the recent trade war between China and the U.S. and the U.S. tech ban on ZTE, which could force ZTE out of business. According to Asia Times, The Shenzhen-based telecom and communications giant is among a slew of Chinese startups, innovators and private and state-owned conglomerates that was featured in the film. An internet posting asked, “Are we scared of the U.S. imperial sanctions?” According to Xinhua, “Amazing China” introduces a series of major developments the country has made since the 18th National Congress of the Communist Party of China in 2012, including the world’s largest radio telescope, FAST; the world’s largest maritime drilling rig, Blue Whale 2; and the development of 5G mobile technology.
1. Radio France Internationale, April 20, 2018
2. Xinhua, March 9, 2018
3.Asia Times, April 23, 2018,