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BBC Chinese: Posters for the Movie “The Cairo Declaration” Caused Controversy

BBC Chinese recently reported that the Chinese military owns the August First Film Studio which makes movies. The studio just released posters for its upcoming new movie The Cairo Declaration. The Cairo Summit was a major milestone event that governed the end of World War II in the Pacific region. U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, and President of the Republic of China Chiang Kai-shek attended the Summit. Russian leader Stalin and Chinese Communist Party leader Mao Zedong did not participate. However the posters that the August First Film Studio distributed included both Stalin and Mao but not Chiang Kai-shek. This resulted in a large wave of debate across the Chinese Internet. Many netizens accused the government of once again attempting to misrepresent history and called for telling the true story behind the Cairo Declaration. The officials from the August First Film Studio explained that the movie was to cover all aspects of the Cairo Summit and that the Communist Party did play an important role in World War II.  

Source: BBC Chinese, August 2015