29 May 2012 5:28 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Amidst all the news about Dalian Wanda Group Corp.'s $2.6 billion proposed purchase of cinema chain AMC Entertainment Holdings, one huge irony has gone largely unreported. China severely curtails the number and nature of the foreign films it imports -- 20 last year, and nothing more troublesome to Communist apparatchiks than "Journey 2: The Mysterious Island." And now one of China's major leisure and retail chains, clearly with the government's blessing, wants to buy a big American movie chain that this week promoted titles like "The Great Dictator" and "Chernobyl Diaries"? Given »


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