On this episode of The Federalist Radio Hour, author and film director Chris Fenton joined Culture Editor Emily Jashinsky to discuss the damaged relationship between the Chinese Communist Party and The United States based off his experience distributing major Hollywood films in China. Fenton’s newest book, “Feeding The Dragon,” was published Tuesday.
Fenton explained the false impression he and so many others in Hollywood and in American companies broadly believed that globalism was an intrinsically good thing. Due to the hope of increased revenue and the American influence pervading Chinese culture, Fenton said so many Americans overlooked the theft and other crime that would be developed.
“Globalism was a really important mission to pursue, and to open up the China market was the best thing that you could do as an American for America… We had this idea that we thought we were going to pull them more toward the West, but the CCP has no, no agenda to come toward our way.”