The Chinese have the ambitious goal to overtake Hollywood with large investments to expand the industry. One visible example is Hengdian World Studios, the world's largest film studios, with a 1:1 scale reproduction of Beijing’s Forbidden City. China has become the second-largest market in the world and is expected to overtake the US by 2018. Hollywood has countered Chinese restrictions; only 34 foreign films are permitted each year by making blockbuster co-productions with Chinese film companies. The country is the fastest-growing market for film in the world. The number of cinemas has doubled in four years, and the number of tickets sold increased by 30%.

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