Disney filmed parts of its live-action remake of “Mulan” in Xinjiang, western China, where the government is detaining and committing human-rights atrocities against millions of Uighur Muslims.
In the end credits of “Mulan” — which premiered on the Disney+ streaming platform last Friday — Disney thanked the Chinese Communist Party Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region Committee and the Bureau of Public Security in the city of Turpan. (Uyghur is an alternative spelling for “Uighur.”)
In an interview published in Architectural Digest on Friday, Grant Major, the film’s production designer, said his team had spent “months in and around the northwest province of Xinjiang.”
Novelist Jeannette Ng also tweeted that in “Mulan,” Xinjiang is referred to simply as Western China.
The Bureau of Public Security in the city of Turpan “has been deeply involved in the Xinjiang concentration camps,” Bethany Allen-Ebrahimian, China reporter for Axios, tweeted Monday.
The US placed the bureau on the Entity List of the Export Administration Regulations in July 2020, saying it was implicated in “human rights violations and abuses in the implementation of China’s campaign of repression, mass arbitrary detention, forced labor, and high-technology surveillance against Uighurs.”
Protesters rally in support of Xinjiang Uighurs in Hong Kong on December 22, 2019.
China has singled out Uighurs as a terror threat, and has spent at least three years trying to brainwash them and slash the birth rate with forced abortions, sterilizations, and child quotas.
“Disney kowtows to Beijing, and because Liu Yifei openly and proudly endorses police brutality in Hong Kong,” Wong, the activist, tweeted on Friday. “I urge everyone who believes in human rights to #BoycottMulan.”
Disney did not immediately respond to Business Insider’s request for comment.
The release date of “Mulan” was pushed back a number of times due to the coronavirus pandemic. In an apparent attempt to gain subscribers, Disney has said “Mulan” will not be shown in US cinemas.