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Restaurant business in Hong Kong ; Film industry in China (23 Apr 2002)


Restaurant revenue dropped 45% in the past four years with up-market restaurants being the hardest hit. Many restaurant workers either lost their jobs or had salary cuts. Restaurateurs blame the poor economy and government policy for the sad state of their business. As China joins the World Trade Organization, more foreign films can be shown in China. Examines how the local filmmakers cope with the new challenge to improve their film quality and to make films which are both more entertaining and appealing to viewers as compared to those in the past. Also shows changes in government policies in face of the competition.

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Publish Date: 
Tuesday, April 30, 2002
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