"We will pack up the studio and move to a new place. We're exiled. It's a sad story." Maleonn Ma (马良) tells me as we stand in his studio at 696 Weihai Road. He tells me that there is a new place opening up on the outside of town, where the rent is low and there's plenty of space, but the community that has developed at 696 will be missed.
The studios at 696 Weihai Road were shut down in early 2012 to make way for a commercial development project.