Mathew Alderson in Fox News

Experts tell FOX411’s Pop Tarts column this could be a particular problem for films with a strong faith-based theme.

“Christianity in China has long has been associated with Western imperialism and the authorities regard U.S. evangelism, in particular, with some suspicion,” Beijing-based entertainment attorney Mathew Alderson told FOX411’s Pop Tarts column.  “Religious matters are handled by the State Administration of Religious Affairs and the involvement of that authority would be likely if a film were to touch on religious matters.”