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Disney remake Mulan criticized for filming in Xinjiang | Film

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A remake of the cartoon Mulan from Disney, already boycott target, has been criticized for filming in Xinjiang, the site of alleged massive human rights violations against Uyghurs and other Muslim minorities.

The film, directed by Nicky Caro, is an adaptation of the 1998 Disney cartoon about Hua. Mulan, a young woman who disguises herself as a man to fight in the imperial army in place of her father.

The remake drew criticism when actor Liu Yifei, who plays Mulan, said she supported the Hong Kong police in their often brutal repression of pro-democracy protesters.

Following the release of the film last Friday, observers noted another controversial element: In the end credits, Disney pays “special thanks” to eight government agencies in Xinjiang, including the public security bureau in Turpan, a city in eastern Xinjiang where several re-education camps are located. were documented

The film also expresses gratitude to the “Advertising Department of the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomy Committee of the CCP”, the Chinese Communist Party’s Propaganda Department in Mt. Xinjiang… Disney was approached for comment.

China has faced international scrutiny of its treatment of Muslim minorities in Xinjiang, where an estimated at least 1 million residents have been detained in extrajudicial internment camps. Uyghur women reported forced sterilization and birth control as part of the government’s campaign to reduce the birth rate, which experts called “demographic genocide.”

Prior to his release, Mulan was shot at about 20 locations in the city, according to media reports. Chinaincluding the Mingsha Shan Desert, part of which is in Xinjiang, and the Tuyuk Valley, an oasis village east of Turpan.

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Activists calling for a boycott of the film are now highlighting its ties to Xinjiang, while researchers noted that the public security bureau in Turpan is monitoring at least 14 internment camps in the region of.

Joshua Wong 黄 之 锋 😷
(@joshuawongcf)

It only gets worse! Now that you look #Mulan, you not only turn a blind eye to police brutality and racial injustice (due to what the leading actors advocate), you are also potentially involved in the mass imprisonment of Muslim Uyghurs. #BoycottMulan https://t.co/dAMgZ6PWTD


September 7, 2020

Sean Zhang
(@shawnwzhang)

Mulan thanks Turfan’s Public Security Bureau for filming Turfan in 2018, at the height of the re-education campaign. How many thousands of Uyghurs were imprisoned by the Turfan Public Security Bureau when Mulan was being filmed there? https://t.co/yX0xssPnKW


September 7, 2020

In 2017, during a reconnaissance mission, Karo posted a photograph of the rolling desert dunes and tagged the image as Asia / Urumqi, referring to the capital of Xinjiang. One comment under Caro’s post read: Shame on you, #BoycottMulan, and oppose the #Uyghur #genocide! “

The film follows Mulan as she joins the imperial army to defend the region called “Northwest China” from the nomadic Juan invaders from what is now Mongolia. The film is also released at a time when the inhabitants of Inner Mongolia, an autonomous region of China, protesting against the mandatory introduction of Mandarin language teaching and the gradual erasure of their language and culture.

“All of this is fueled by the current national myth of China with inalienable borders. It’s not just that the film was partially filmed in Xinjiang, a place where genocide is currently taking place, ”said Jeannette Ng, a British-Hong Kong science fiction writer. “The point is, this film portrays those people whose culture is being destroyed as bad guys, while extolling Han domination and Chinese nationalism.”

Portions of the story unfold along the Great Silk Road. The Xinjiang area was once an important part of the route. Film Production Designer Grant Major, told Architectural Digest that he and the production team spent “months in and around Northwest Xinjiang to research the work before the cameras turned on.”

Grant said the team consulted with Chinese scientists so that “we could extrapolate what we found and just use our creativity to make it feel right.”

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For the 27-year-old Portuguese tennis player, this will be his 31st doubles final at the ATP Challenger Tour and third at the Lisboa Belém Open after reaching the final in 2017 with compatriot Frederico Gil and champion in 2020 with Dominican Roberto Cid Subervi.

In singles, Italian Marco Cecchinato, semi-finalist of Roland Garros in 2018, beat Spaniard Carlos Taberner 7-6 (7-2) and 6-4, scheduling a meeting in the semi-final with the “Reserve” Kazakh Timofey Skatov, responsible for eliminating Frenchman Benoit Pera, in three matches, with a score of 6-4, 2-6 and 7-5.

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Portuguese fund CA Património Crescente wins European award for highest return – Imobiliário

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Open-ended real estate investment fund CA Património Crescente has once again received the MSCI European Property Investment Awards in the Diversified Portfolio category for 2021.

This is the 12th time that the Portuguese fund, established in 2005, has received this award, which distinguishes the national real estate portfolio with the best return. In 2021, CA Património Crescente’s real estate portfolio returned 7.8%, compared to 6.3% in the benchmark.

The largest share of real estate income was received through shopping centers and offices: 8.7% and 8.6% respectively, according to the Portuguese fund Negócios, which at the end of August had a portfolio of 141 assets worth 1,031 million euros.

CA Património Crescente is one of the six funds managed by Square Asset Management, with Grupo Crédito Agrícola being the custodian bank and responsible for its marketing and investments mainly in real estate destined for trade, offices, services, industry, logistics or hotels.

The CA Património Crescente fund returned an annualized return of 5.1% in April, which declined slightly to 4.23% after two years, rising to 4.72% after three years and 4.74% after five years. . The average ten-year yield was 3.95%.

Square AM was also once again awarded by Euromoney, which recognizes major leaders in real estate financial products and services, as the “Best Investment Manager” of 2022.

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Benfica announces a partnership with Portuguese driver Miguel Santiago.

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Young competes at the National Speed ​​Championship and the FIM GP Junior World Championship.

Benfica have announced a partnership with driver Miguel Santiago, a Portuguese driver who works in the National Speed ​​Championship and the FIM Junior World Championship. Santi, who started taking his first steps in motorsport in 2016, was pleased with someone during the presentation. “The dream has come true! When I was little, before riding motorcycles, I played football, went to Benfica’s school in Mafra, I always dreamed of becoming a Benfica athlete. I never thought! A few years ago, if you had asked me, I would have said no, I believed that one day I would be here, it is a great pride. I have no words. I just hope to reach the goals, glorify the club. I have the race, the desire and the ambition.” , repeated the 18-year-old BTV pilot.

Miguel Santiago is thinking about becoming the queen of motorcycle racing.

“In recent years, the FIM Junior GP has attracted many riders to the Moto GP where 20 out of 24 riders [que participam] come from this contest. Participation in Moto GP is considered the greatest school of prodigies, I am proud to be there and so close to the level of Moto GP,” he said.

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