Willem Dafoe

China hopes new film studio and theme park will boost ties to international movie industry

China hopes new film studio and theme park will boost ties to international movie industry

China is building a $2-billion film studio and theme park complex in the southwest metropolis of Chongqing based on a political initiative by President Xi Jinping. 

The elaborate park — which will include a film studio, theme park and office compound — will be named after Xi's “One Belt, One Road” program, a massive effort to establish new trade and transportation routes across Europe, Asia and East Africa, the official New China News Agency reported Monday. 

The park, in Chongqing’s mountainous Wulong county, “will...

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