Chongqing Halts Red Theme Park Plan

As Mickey Mouse and Hello Kitty prepare to fight for visitors outside Shanghai, plans for a Communist Party theme park in Chongqing have fallen apart. From China Daily:

The park, which was planned to occupy more than 128 hectares in the city’s Nanchuan district, would take the shape of China and display sculptures of the predecessors of the Communist Party of China, imitations of former leaders’ homes and landmarks in China’s red culture and its revolutionary history, according to the Red Classic Investment Co Ltd, the main investor of the project ….

“The project has been stopped by the municipal government because the authorities thought it was not feasible,” Li Jing, deputy director of the publicity department of Nanchuan district, told China Daily on Friday.

Li declined to give more details ….

On the Nanchuan district government’s website, a resident surnamed Liao posted a letter saying the money should be spent on more urgent needs, such as providing financial support for or building more affordable houses.