A drone gives an aerial view of the enormous Hengdian World Studios in Dongyang, Zhejiang province, eastern China. Photo: Thomas Yau

Hard times at China’s famous film studios, but a bit-part actor still hopes to hit the big time

  • At China’s dream factory, the Hengdian World Studios, work has ground to a halt on many film productions amid the fallout from a tax scandal
  • Even so, bit-part actor Yu Peng has worked his way up from stand-in and extra, and his dream – of making it big in on the silver screen – is very much alive
Topic |   Chinese language cinema

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A drone gives an aerial view of the enormous Hengdian World Studios in Dongyang, Zhejiang province, eastern China. Photo: Thomas Yau
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