China Agrees to Increased Access for U.S. Films

China and the U.S. reached a deal that would make it easier and more profitable for Hollywood studios to show their films in China, a development that Vice President Joe Biden said would “significantly increase” access for American-made films.

The agreement represents an effort to resolve a standoff that dates to 2009, when the World Trade Organization ruled that China’s policy of allowing 20 foreign films a year to be shown there violated international trade rules.

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