A live-action remake of Mulan, produced by Walt Disney Pictures, gave special thanks to multiple agencies of the Chinese government in its credits.
The film, which was released for premier access on Friday on Disney+, gave a public security bureau in Turpan, a northeast city in Xinjiang, China, an honorable mention. The area is the site of reported reeducation camps that target Muslims and Uighurs.
Among those groups named include the Turpan Municipal Bureau of Public Security and the Publicity Department of CPC Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region committee, a communications propaganda department for the Chinese Communist Party.
This is truly outrageous: The new live-action Mulan THANKS the Turpan Public Security Bureau (in southern Xinjiang) in the credits. That specific public security bureau has been deeply involved in the Xinjiang concentration camps.
h/t @jeannette_ng @shawnwzhang pic.twitter.com/db8bpA3Yl1
— B. Allen-Ebrahimian (@BethanyAllenEbr) September 7, 2020
According to a State Department report issued in 2019, the Chinese government “detained more than one million Uighurs, ethnic Kazakhs, Hui, and members of other Muslim groups, as well as some Uighur Christians.” The report outlined a variety of human rights abuses, including forced labor and mandatory sterilization.
The report cited an article from the Independent, which also found that “inmates were subjected to torture and medical experiments, and forced to eat pork. She said women in the camp were systematically raped by guards and that other women were forced to watch.”
The Independent reported in August that Uighur Muslim women were being sterilized in internment camps, citing former detainees.
“’They injected us from time to time,’ said Gulbahar Jalilova, a Uighur living in exile, who was held for more than a year in an internment camp. Jalilova said as a result of the injections women stopped menstruating,” the State Department report said.
Pro-democracy demonstrators called for a boycott of the film after Liu Yifei, the actress portraying Mulan, posted on Chinese social media that she supported Hong Kong police, which activists have said uses excessive force to quell pro-democracy protests.
“You can all attack me now. What a shame for Hong Kong,” Yifei wrote.
Author: Anthony Leonardi
Source: Washington Examiner: Mulan remake gives ‘special thanks’ to Chinese communist bureaus near site of reported detention camps