China, which limits the number of foreign movies it imports onto the mainland to 20 each year -- most of them in the blockbuster category -- is including Slumdog Millionaire among them this year. The Associated Press reported that the Oscar-winning movie easily cleared China's censorship board. It will premiere in Beijing on Wednesday, with director Danny Boyle in attendance. In its report about the Slumdog release, the AP observed "Many Chinese are likely to have already seen Slumdog Millionaire on bootleg DVD in a country where piracy is rampant."

18/03/2009