China to select 5000 film theaters nationwide for propaganda screenings

Last Updated: Feb 13 2018 15:38

BEIJING- China plans to select 5000 movie theaters around the country to screen propaganda films and they will boost the sales through group sales, discounted tickets and other financial backing.

The main aim of the policy is to "guide thought and educate the people," said a statement released by the nation's film regulator, which was stamped Jan. 30. 

The ruling communist party lead by Xi Jinping is anxious to promote more movie productions with patriotic themes and exercises broad control over scripts and shooting permits.