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China film law targets box office fraud, negative content

BEIJING: China's new film law, its first formal legislation for the fast-growing sector, will target fake box-office sales and look to ensure movies reflect the country in a positive light, the official Xinhua news agency said late on Monday. The legislation, set to take effect in March next year, laid out harsh punishments for producers using box-office fraud to artificially pump up ticket sales - a practice which has in-part helped propel huge market growth over the past few years. China has been cracking down on…