Seven years since getting a green light from Beijing and five since the official breaking of...
by Samuel Wade | Apr 7, 2011
Work on the long-anticipated Shanghai Disneyland is to start on Friday, according to the Associated Press: After about a decade’s worth of speculation over the plan, Disney CEO Bob Iger and Shanghai dignitaries were...
by Sophie Beach | Nov 4, 2009
On China Beat, Jeffrey Wasserstrom ponders the connections between the World Expo, to be held in Shanghai in 2010, and Disney, which is slated to open its first mainland park in the city in a few years: As the Shanghai Disney...
by Zhaohua Li | Mar 7, 2008
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:...
by Sophia Cao | Jun 24, 2006
From Reuters via The Washington Post: Shanghai’s mayor in March said the city was eager to host Disney, after the $1.8 billion Disneyland Hong Kong opened in 2005, while China’s capital city Beijing also wants one....
by Michael Zhao | Apr 21, 2006
From Beijing Review (link), with readers’ opinions: The rumor that Shanghai is about to build a Disneyland theme park has gained some substance. In mid-March, Shanghai Mayor Han Zheng for the first time positively...
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