China bans media coverage of Disney’s Mulan release

Media companies in China say they received orders from the government not to cover the release amid human rights criticism.

Reuters news agency is reporting that the Chinese government has banned the media from publicising the release of the new Disney movie, Mulan.

The film has caused outrage because it was partly shot in the Xinjiang region, where China is accused of committing human rights abuses against Uighur Muslims.

Al Jazeera’s Victoria Gatenby reports.