(Washington Times) Hollywood continues its collaboration with Chinese censors even as it pushes back against U.S. attempts to limit violent content in film and television in the aftermath of the mass killing in Newtown, Conn., last December, experts observe.

The Hollywood Reporter reported Tuesday that Michael Mann’s latest feature will revolve around a joint U.S.-China task force tracking down a hacker in the Balkans—a surprising collaboration, given the Chinese army’s role in hacking governments and news agencies around the world.

Additionally, according to the Hollywood Reporter, Quentin Tarantino agreed this week to slightly mute depictions of violence for the release of his latest film, Django Unchained, in China. Tarantino was a vocal defender of the film’s violence and of Hollywood’s artistic freedom in the aftermath of the shootings last December.

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