Chinese-American plays TRUMP THE GAME with strangers in China to fact-check whether they love Trump

LOS ANGELES - Oct. 26, 2016 - PRLog -- Do people from China love Donald Trump? They do, according to Donald Trump.

The 2016 US presidential election has given rise to several hot topics, including maintaining sensitive political relationships with superpowers around the world, such as China. Trump has on several occasions expressed his love for China (despite blaming the nation for America's economic troubles) and claims that the people from China love him. This prompted LA-based filmmaker Ang Xie to conduct his own personal fact-checking on the streets of Beijing in his new documentary comedy "The Game: the Doc".

But Ang had trouble fact-checking this when he hit the streets of Beijing this Summer. He documented his findings: most people didn't know who Trump is, let alone acknowledge that they love him. Perhaps Ang had emigrated to the US at the age of 10, and fell out of touch with China's cultural nuances of communication. What if the people do know Trump and love him, but simply are too camera-shy to profess? Ang needed something that could get the people of China to open up on their feelings for Donald Trump.

It turned out that this "something" was sitting on top of Ang's bookshelf all along. Eight years ago, Ang had haggled for a shrink-wrapped "TRUMP: THE GAME" (a trumpified Monopoly) board game at a swap meet for $1. His plan:

• Convince strangers in Beijing to play the game
• While playing the game, break the ice
• Find the right moment to ask, "do you love Donald Trump?"


"If he loves China, then we'll love him back. If he hates China, then we won't love him, and hate him back," said an elderly man, who had initially mistaken Ang for a scam artist who wanted to play for real money instead of "Trump: the Game" money.

In this social experiment to uncover candid Chinese opinions of Trump, Ang spent weeks and interacted with numerous locals in prominent locations around Beijing, the capital of China, including the Great Wall, traditional hutongs (ancient alleyways), the main business district and top universities..

However, while executing this plan, challenges arose and the documentary budget rocketed. This forced Ang to take unconventional  measures (creating a fake reality game show) to complete his fact checking mission, which yielded surprising consequences.

This epic journey will be released online on November 1st, 2016, and Ang invites both Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton to attend the special premiere event in LA to view the film, play TRUMP: THE GAME, and talk about China.

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