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Jan 03, 2018 07:02 PM
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National Ballet Dances With Danger in Letter Condemning Judges

The National Ballet dismissed a court ruling that said the troupe had failed to give credit and pay royalties to the screenwriter of Liang Xin, the screenwriter of the film
The National Ballet dismissed a court ruling that said the troupe had failed to give credit and pay royalties to the screenwriter of Liang Xin, the screenwriter of the film "Red Detachment of Women," which was later adapted to stage. Above, the National Ballet performs "Red Detachment of Women" on July 30 in Beijing. Photo: Visual China

China’s National Ballet slammed “inferior judges who have undermined justice” after a court ruled it had failed to give credit and pay royalties to the screenwriter of a classic production.

The state-run art troupe has been in a long-running legal battle with the family of Liang Xin, a renowned scriptwriter behind the 1961 classic film “Red Detachment of Women,” which was later adapted to stage. It’s widely known in the West as the ballet performed for U.S. President Richard Nixon during his historic visit to China in 1972.

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