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China: 'Misunderstanding' over documentary led to tour members' arrest

  • A misunderstanding over a documentary film watched by members of a tour group to China led to their arrests, reports say.

    The 20-member tour comprising British, South African and Indian nationals is believed to have watched a film about Mongol ruler Genghis Khan in their hotel room.

    Local Chinese officials reportedly mistook the film for a terrorist video, according to a representative of two of the travelers.

    While the Chinese police have offered no comment on the case, no charges were brought and all 20 tour members have since been deported.

     

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