Disney is the subject of controversy in mainstream circles again, not because it is a sprawling monopolistic media megaconglomerate whose giant Mickey head is devouring the world like Galactus, but because parts of its live-action version of Mulan were filmed in Xinjiang province.
“Some viewers who paid to stream the movie on Disney+ last weekend found something troubling in the credits: Disney thanked eight government bodies in Xinjiang, a western province in China where around 2 million Uighur Muslims have been forced into concentration camps by the Chinese government. It turns out parts of Mulan were filmed in Xinjiang two years ago, well after the world knew about Beijing’s plan to ‘reeducate’ Uighurs with Communist Party doctrine.”
I Don’t Always Believe CIA Narratives. But When I Do, I Believe Them About China.
“China is such a curious anomaly in the narrative matrix. Many who are normally skeptical of claims by western governments immediately swallow anything said about China.”https://t.co/1EtQOPOFee
— Caitlin Johnstone ⏳ (@caitoz) July 22, 2020
Now it is worth pointing out at this point that there is no reason to accept on faith the claim that two million Uighur Muslims have been forced into concentration camps in Xinjiang. The US-centralized empire is ramping up a propaganda campaign against China to manufacture support for cold war escalations with the goal of preventing the emergence of a true multipolar world, and that empire has an extensive history of lying about these things. There are massive, gaping plot holes in the Xinjiang narrative we’re being fed by the State Department stenographers in the mass media, and its key points of evidence always trace back to extremely dubious sources like the odious fanatic Adrian Zenz.
None of this proves the Uighur population isn’t being persecuted to some extent in Xinjiang; propaganda campaigns are typically wrapped around some sort of hard factual center and it’s entirely possible that there’s some degree of truth to them. We just have no reason to believe unproven claims by known liars at this time; there’s no proof of their claims that rises to the level required in a post-Iraq invasion world.