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Disney drops "Simpsons" episode in Hong Kong that mentions "forced labor"

Posted on AllSides February 7th, 2023
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Disney removed an episode of '"The Simpsons" from its streaming platform in Hong Kong that mentions "forced labor camps" in China, the Financial Times first reported Monday and Axios has confirmed.

Why it matters: It comes at a critical time for relations between Disney and the ruling Chinese Communist Party, and it's the latest sign of deteriorating freedoms in Hong Kong as Beijing tightens its grip on the former British colony.

China is one of the most lucrative film markets in the world outside of the U.S,, and Beijing is beginning to allow Disney films back into...

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