In China, Disney Leaves Politics at the Door

In China, Disney Leaves Politics at the Door
People walk past a huge TV screen showing “Mulan” in Hong Kong, Sept. 17, 2020 (AP photo by Vincent Yu).

For Disney and other U.S. corporations operating in China, an apolitical stance amounts to deference to the status quo. But the status quo shifts according to political winds, and worsening U.S.-China relations combined with Beijing’s heavy-handed approach to U.S. companies have made the status quo tougher to navigate.

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