IT’S EASY TO TELL WHO’S ON THE PAYROLL, OR AT LEAST ON THE TEAM: “Disney has thanked four propaganda departments and a public security bureau in Xinjiang, a region in northwest China that is the site of one of the world’s worst human rights abuses happening today.”

“More than a million Muslims in Xinjiang, mostly of the Uighur minority, have been imprisoned in concentration camps…. Disney… worked with regions where genocide is occurring, and thanked government departments that are helping to carry it out….  Disney executives had thought that the original ‘Mulan’ would please both the Chinese government and Chinese filmgoers. But because Disney had distributed ‘Kundun’ (1997), a film glorifying the Dalai Lama, Beijing restricted the studio’s ability to work in China. Disney spent the next several years trying to get back into the party’s good graces. ‘We made a stupid mistake in releasing “Kundun,”‘ the then-CEO of Disney Michael Eisner told Premier Zhu Rongji in October 1998. ‘Here I want to apologize, and in the future we should prevent this sort of thing, which insults our friends, from happening.’ Since then, Disney has endeavored to please Beijing….”

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