Ambassador Helps Bring Disney’s Magic to China

Ambassador Helps Bring Disney’s Magic to China

June 15-16, Shanghai – Ambassador Max Baucus joined Disney CEO Bob Igor, Chinese Vice Premier Wang Yang, Shanghai Party Secretary Han Zheng, and Shanghai Mayor Yang Xiong in officially launching the Shanghai Disney Resort, the very first Disney park in mainland China. Hundreds of media outlets, both local and international, joined the grand opening gala and opening dedication ceremonies of the “authentically Disney, distinctly Chinese” resort park. Disney’s $5.5 billion venture is the largest one-time investment in China by a U.S. company and has already influenced the surrounding landscape with the Shanghai municipal government spending over $20 billion on infrastructure development around the resort. In addition to supporting the 2016 U.S.-China Tourism Year, the park has also started to affect positive change in local practices through its sustainable and green urbanization, high safety standards, IPR protection, and employment of workers with