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Inspirational Vandalism, Theme Parks, and the Man Who Swam to Hong Kong

Ye Ming, Yan Cong & more from Yuanjin Photo
This month, five photo galleries explore different aspects of public and private space in contemporary China. Wu Yue meets a couple who swam to Hong Kong from Guangzhou during the Cultural Revolution and still find solace in the waters of Hong Kong’...

When Walt Went to China

Charles Clover
Financial Times
Disney’s theme park in Shanghai promises a ‘rain of renminbi’—but also fuels paranoia about American cultural dominance.

Disney's China Fairytale Begins With $5.5 Billion Park Opening

Adam Jourdan
The park is a bet on China's middle class and booming domestic tourism.

Disney CEO Iger Says China Has ‘Incredible Potential’

Paul Traynor
The 5.5 billion dollar theme park is designed to be “distinctly Chinese”.....

In China, Disney Aims to Keep Security Behind the Scenes

James T. Areddy
Wall Street Journal
With 330 million people only hours away, crowd control is paramount at new Shanghai Disneyland Resort.



If China Builds It, Will the Arab World Come?

Kyle Haddad-Fonda
In May 2016, the Emirates airline inaugurated its new direct service to the Chinese city of Yinchuan. Yinchuan joins Beijing, Shanghai, and Guangzhou as destinations served by Emirates, meaning that a passenger who boards a plane in Dubai is now...

China Opens Communist Party Theme Park

Shen Lu and Maggie Hiufu Wong
Who needs Disneyland when you can have a theme park for youngsters to declare their loyalty to China's Communist Party?

‘Jurassic World’ Speaks A Universal Language

Neda Ulaby
Jurassic World was No. 1 last week in China, where only about 30 Hollywood movies may screen officially each year.

China Approves $3.25 Billion Universal Theme Park in Beijing

Clifford Coonan
Hollywood Reporter
The facility will cover a 300-acre site in the suburbs of China's capital.

For Australia, a Celebration of China in Theme Park Form

Bree Feng
New York Times
Get ready for Chappypie China Time, a $500 million, 39-acre Chinese culture theme park that aims to bring Australia a replica of the Forbidden City.

Chinese Theme Park Plans Replica Titanic (And Yes, It Will Hit an Iceberg)

David Stout
The $165 million project will be completed in two years. 

Huge Chinese Theme-Park Project Aims to be the ‘Orlando of China’

Brady MacDonald
Los Angeles Times
The $2-billion marine-based Chimelong Ocean Kingdom theme park and resort on Hengqin Island is to be connected by bridge to Macau and by ferry to Hong Kong.