She said a company Netflix; In response to US senators’ concerns about the company’s plans to adapt a Chinese science fiction trilogy, Friday: it does not agree with the Chinese author’s views on the Chinese government’s treatment of Uighur Muslims.
Five Republican members of the US Senate urged Netflix this week to reconsider plans to adapt Chinese books into a TV series because they said the author had defended the Chinese government’s crackdown on Uighurs and other Muslims in Xinjiang.
The Chinese writer (Liu Senshin) wrote the science fiction book “The Three Bodies Problem” and followed it up in two parts. Netflix announced earlier this September that it would convert the books into a live English-language TV series led by the creators of the popular TV series (Game of Thrones). The Chinese book will be a consulting product for the project.
And he said (Dean Garfield) – Vice President of Global Public Policy at Netflix – in a letter to senators: “Mr. Liu is the author of the book and not the creator of this show.”
“If anything, the government is helping their economy – referring to Uighur Muslims – and trying to lift them out of poverty,” Liu told The New Yorker in 2019. “If you want to loosen your grip on the country a little bit, the consequences are terrible,” he added.
Senators asked Netflix to reconsider the implications of providing a platform for the Chinese writer to produce this project. Noting that the streaming service from Netflix is available in more than 190 countries, but it does not work in China.
The United States and human rights groups have criticized China’s treatment of Uighur Muslims. While the Chinese Foreign Ministry has repeatedly denied the existence of detention camps in Xinjiang, describing these facilities as educational and professional institutions, and accusing what it calls anti-China forces of distorting their policy in Xinjiang.