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China Suspends Film Shoots Across the Country as Coronavirus Epidemic Worsens

29 January 2020

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China Suspends Film Shoots Across the Country as Coronavirus Epidemic Worsens

The largest film studio on the planet, China’s Hengdian World Studios, has announced it will shut down indefinitely, as productions in other parts of the country also announce they are closing up shop in light of the worsening coronavirus epidemic. 

On Monday, the local government management committee in charge of the experimental industrial zone where Hengdian is located in the coastal province of Zhejiang, south of Shanghai, announced that it was shutting down “in light of the current severe situation of prevention and control of the novel coronavirus and the request of various government departments to ‘cancel activities involving gatherings.’”

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Photo Credit: Film Still of ‘Story of Yanxi Palace’; courtesy of iQiyi

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