Disneyland in China built on cemetery
Disneyland in China built on cemetery - Society - Panorama | Armenian newsMickey Mouse and ghosts may not be the first things that come to mind when one mentions Disneyland as authorities plan to move 1,200 graves found on the construction site of the mainland’s first Disney theme park.
Chinese authorities are trying to move 1,200 tombs from the future site of the planned Disney theme park in Shanghai before construction begins, state media said on Thursday. The municipal government has offered compensation to the families of the deceased to help them bury their ancestors elsewhere, the Shanghai Daily reported, citing cemetery officials. Villagers in Chuansha county on the city's eastern outskirts will receive 300 yuan (US$60) for each relative moved to a new burial ground, the newspaper reported. The Shanghai government and Disney announced last month that authorities in Beijing had approved the theme park, which would be one of the biggest-ever foreign investments in China.