MPAA representatives and U.S. trade officials are attempting to craft a compromise that would result in more American films coming to China, the Los Angeles Times reported today (Thursday), citing no sources. Although the World Trade Organization ruled that China's restrictions on foreign films -- it allows only 20 to be shown each year -- violated its rules and gave it until March 19 of this year to comply with them, March 19 came and went without further action by the Chinese, who Nevertheless insisted that it faced a "difficult and complicated situation" and asked for understanding while it attempted to revise its procedures. According to the Times the compromise would allow the Chinese to continue to restrict the number of films but raise the annual quota to 40 -- twice the number currently allowed.

12/05/2011