China is known for banning movies though not for political content, but rather for censorship over content which “promotes cults or superstition” as is the case with the new movie out this weekend.

This practice is one born years ago, carried over from the Communist Party. Those red devils really know how to spoil things, don’t they...

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But there is another more practical reason why the country will not release Ghostbusters:

So there you go.

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There’s also the consideration that Chinese market carries heavy weight in International Distribution and this ban will likely have an impact on the movie’s overall success.

[The Hollywood Reporter]