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Mickey Mouse Prepared To Be Shanghaied At Long Last

It appears plans to build a home in Shanghai for the globe’s most recognizable rodent have risen at last from the ashes of the Chen Liangyu scandal. Children of the Chinese nouveau riche rejoice! From the The Times:...

Globe and Mail special issue on Hong Kong

The Globe and Mail has published a special issue focused on Hong Kong. Articles include: 24/7 BOOMTOWN by Geoffrey York Territory’s fortunes rise on China’s economic flood by Angela Barnes What China lacks just makes its capitalist enclave stronger by Tom Grimmer and more.

The real line dividing cultures – Henry Fountain

From the International Herald Tribune: Hong Kong Disneyland, the second Disney foray into Asia, is known to some in the theme park business as Disney Lite. It is far smaller than Disney parks in the United States, Japan and France, with fewer of the elaborate signature rides. But in one area, at least, the Hong […]

Disney ties China park to better TV access – Keith Bradsher

From the International Herald Tribune: As Hong Kong Disneyland prepares to open on Monday, Disney will hold off building a similar theme park in mainland China until it has been assured that it will be able to air Disney shows on Chinese television, according to Robert Iger, the company’s president. Disney’s firm stance underlines the […]

Hong Kong finds its feet again – Stephanie Wong

From Independent Online: Hong Kong has long been considered a shopping and gastronomic hotspot, drawing travellers from all over the world to its East-meets-West culture. But with a change in world travel markets and tastes, this southern Chinese territory is revamping its tourism strategy, tapping unexplored cultural and recreational potential. Billions of dollars have been […]

Don Lee: Generation Gap for Disney in China

From LA TIMES: GUANGZHOU, China ” Ever since Mickey Mouse visited Lin Huanbin’s school here last summer, telling fairy tales and passing out Mouseketeer certificates, the 11-year-old boy has been unable to get Mi Laoshu out of his mind. The boy loves the big mouse’s funny misadventures. He keeps a photo of Mickey and himself […]

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