Amid calls for boycott and bad reviews, Mulan heads towards opening weekend in China

Mulan is set to open in Chinese theatres on Sept 11, 2020.
Mulan is set to open in Chinese theatres on Sept 11, 2020.PHOTO: REUTERS

BEIJING - Even before hitting the big screens in mainland China, Disney's lavish US$200 million (S$274 million) live action remake of Mulan has been hit with controversy, delays and calls for a boycott.

Fresh calls to shun the movie erupted on Twitter earlier this week after it was revealed that filmmakers had shot scenes in China's western region of Xinjiang, where the government has been accused of human rights abuses against its ethnic Muslim population.

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