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June 16, 2016
Disney brings its brand to Shanghai with new theme park
Shanghai (AFP) June 15, 2016
Entertainment giant Disney brings the ultimate American cultural concept to Communist-ruled China on Thursday, opening a massive theme park in Shanghai catering to a rising middle class. Workers broke ground in 2011 and the Shanghai Disney Resort now sprawls over 3.9 square kilometres on the city's outskirts, with a fairy-tale castle and the futuristic roof of a rollercoaster soaring over the horizon. The launch of the $5.5-billion resort, representing one of the biggest ever foreign investment ... read more

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