Shanghai’s First Financial Daily and other Chinese media reported yesterday that a signing ceremony was held on Shanghai on November 5 for Shanghai Disneyland, signaling that construction of the four square-kilometer theme park will formally begin soon. In this cartoon, posted by the Kunming-based studio Yuan Jiao Man’s Space (圆觉漫时空) to QQ.com, Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck step off the plane in Shanghai and are greeted by a entourage of local Chinese characters, including Shanghai Expo mascot Haibao, the Monkey King from the Chinese classic Journey to the West, and Chinese heroine Hua Mulan (about which Disney has already made a film).
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David is co-director of the China Media Project, and editor of the project’s website. He is the author of Dragons in Diamond Village (Penguin), a book of reportage about urbanisation and social activism in China, and co-editor of Investigative Journalism in China (HKU Press). His writings have appeared in the New York Times, the Far Eastern Economic Review, the Wall Street Journal, Index on Censorship, the South China Morning Post and others. He received a Human Rights Press Award in 2007 for an explanatory feature about China’s Internet censorship guidelines. David has a Master’s degree from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism. Mr. Bandurski is an honorary lecturer at the Journalism & Media Studies Centre at the University of Hong Kong.