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MULAN BOYCOTT URGED AFTER STAR BACKS HK POLICE

Disney’s live-action remake of the animated film Mulan is facing calls for a boycott, after its star voiced support for Hong Kong’s police force.

Chinese actress Liu Yifei, a naturalised US citizen, reposted a viral pro-police comment on Chinese social media platform Weibo.

The territory has been convulsed by sometimes violent pro-democracy protests over the past 10 weeks.

Rights groups and the UN have accused the police of a heavy handed response.

Ms Liu had shared a Weibo post from the government-run Beijing newspaper People’s Daily that read (in Chinese): “I also support Hong Kong police. You can beat me up now.”

The post adds in English: “What a shame for Hong Kong.”

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