The Chinese government is putting a limit how much pay its movie stars get. The government says that actors getting very high salaries is bad society. Authorities say a lot actors try to avoid paying tax and their love money is harmful. Government officials said they want to stop "money worship" society and the movie industry because money is not the most important thing life. The government also wants to try and stop a celebrity culture developing. It says many young people are "blindly chasing celebrities" and turning them heroes, which is giving people a false idea about what life is really . The government said movies should benefit society, not movie star bank accounts.
The government has issued a set rules that tell movie production companies how to pay their movie stars. The salaries actors will be capped 40 per cent the total cost of the movie. Furthermore, leading actors will receive no more than 70 per cent the total wages the entire cast. Many Chinese citizens said they support the new rules. They say it is not good society that "greedy" actors and celebrities are "showing " their wealth and "Hollywood lifestyles". One Chinese citizen wrote social media: "Society has given them too much and they give nothing back. They do not teach young people about the value and importance humility and community in China."