Derek Yee : I see it differently. It's more to do with the influence. Like for PRC China the moviemakers after seeing so many HK movies, it's quite natural for them to be influenced. A lot of the HK crew, action choreographers and art directors, have joined some productions in China , that's why you can see some scenes which you may find familiar. And they pay them very well!
One of the big problems that moviemakers in HK face, including me, is that there aren't enough productions of HK movies. There won't be many opportunities to train the next generation of moviemakers. Actually we foresaw this problem many years ago. That is my fear that if the situation doesn't improve, then not too much could be done.
China is going to be a very big market for movies. Majority of the people of PRC speak Mandarin. It is true to say that Cantonese speaking movies will fade out in some point in the future.