Shanghai awaiting central government approval for Disney theme park - mayor

SHANGHAI (AFX) - Shanghai is awaiting final approval from the central government for a Disney theme park, Shanghai mayor Han Zheng said, according to China News.

Han, who is also a deputy of the National People's Congress, said they hope to build the park soon, but a starting date for construction has not been set.

When asked about possible competition between Shanghai and Hong Kong, which already has a Disney park, he said he hopes for co-operation instead.

Hong Kong and mainland media earlier reported that Shanghai hopes to start construction of the theme park in 2008.

Source : Forbes