China is putting a limit on movie star pay. It says that actors getting high salaries is bad for society. Actors try to avoid paying tax. Their love of money is harmful. The government wants to stop "money worship" in the movie industry. It said money is not the most important thing in life. The government said many young people are "blindly chasing celebrities" and turning them into heroes. This is giving people a false idea about what life is really like. The government said movies should help society, not pay for big movie star salaries.
The government made a set of rules for movie production companies. The salaries of actors will be capped at 40 per cent of the cost of the movie. Leading actors will get no more than 70 per cent of the total wages for all the actors. Chinese people support the rules. They say "greedy" actors and celebrities are "showing off" their wealth and "Hollywood lifestyles". One person wrote on social media: "Society has given them too much and they give nothing back. They do not teach young people about the...importance of humility and community in China."