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Doctor Strange Gets China Release Date, Confirming That Erasing Tibet Worked

Doctor Strange has gotten heavy criticism for its decision to change The Ancient One’s ethnicity from Tibetan to Celtic, essentially whitewashing the character. But the issue was also about removing Tibet from the title character’s origin to avoid offending China, and secure the film’s release there. Turns out it worked—Doctor Strange will arrive in China on November 4, the same day it’s opening in the US.
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