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‘Top Gun: Maverick’ Provides Hollywood Anti-China Formula

Tom Cruise in Top Gun

At a glance

  • The movie dissed China by putting Taiwan and Japan flags on Maverick’s leather jacket.
  • Those flags initially were removed, but later restored when Chinese tech giant Tencent pulled its support for the film.
  • The blockbuster has pulled in more than $1 billion and is Paramount’s highest domestic-grossing film ever.


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