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Lawmakers Press Disney Chief About Xinjiang Links to ‘Mulan’

Sept. 12, 2020, 2:51 AM

A bipartisan group of U.S. lawmakers has asked Walt Disney Co. Chief Executive Officer Bob Chapek to explain the company’s contacts with “security and propaganda authorities” in the Xinjiang region of China during production of the live-action version of “Mulan.”

After it was learned that scenes from the $200 million movie had been filmed in Xinjiang, where as many as 1 million Uighurs, most of whom are Muslims, have been forced into detention camps, a boycott campaign against the film intensified.

Bob Chapek
Photographer: Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg

“Disney’s apparent cooperation with officials of the People’s Republic of China (PRC) who are most responsible for committing ...