Jackie Chan, in a scene from “Railroad Tigers,” is among the Chinese artists mobilised to promote Xi’s vision of core socialist values.
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Chinese cinemagoers now have to sit through a short clip promoting "core socialist values" and President Xi Jinping's "Chinese dream" political credo before the show starts – and some aren't happy about it.Authorities enlisted action star Jackie Chan and several other domestic film idols as part of the public-service ads, which have been ordered shown at cinemas in China since July 1 and last a few minutes apiece, state media said.Four videos were made under the title series "The glory and the dream – our Chinese dream," borrowing from Xi's vision of a revitalized China, and were an initiative of the State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television, the official Beijing Youth Daily said.
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