The American taxpayers own 33 percent of General Motors, but that hasn’t stopped the company from cozying up to the Chinese Communist Party. According to the Washington Times’s Kerry Picket, GM is sponsoring a propaganda film produced by the Chinese government:
In late 2010, General Motors agreed to sponsor a propaganda film celebrating the 90th anniversary of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP). The CCP made film titled (translated to English) “The Birth of a Party” or “The Great Achievement of Founding the Party” is set to premiere all over the Communist nation on June 15.
Here is the appallingly fawning statement about the film that was reportedly posted on the Shanghai GM website (translation via the Epoch Times):
“Cadillac and the China Film Group grandly announced an elevation in their joint cooperation strategy, part of which includes Cadillac’s complete support for ‘The Great Achievement of Founding the Party’ blockbuster film. They also began the ‘Young Director Program’ cooperative strategy series. This indicates that Cadillac and China Film Group will deepen and diversify their cooperation into the future.”
The scary part is that GM implies that this Communist propaganda movie is just the beginning of the relationship. China is kicking off a propaganda push this summer that is expected to include numerous films. GM needs to distance itself from this quickly, and ensure the American public that no support – financial or otherwise—will go toward these movies.