Taikoo Hui, transformed

Shanghai is fast becoming a mall-a-second city, so when I wanted to visit the new Taikoo Hui in Nanjing West Road, Pangzi went: “Not another one again?” “This is different,” I reassured him. “A lot of money is pumped into Taikoo Hui to make it stand out from the rest.” Indeed, the first impression we received …

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Disneyland experience, Chinese style

How do you start describing a place that looks like Disneyland, charges like Disneyland, but is hardly Disneyland? Maybe by saying it’s made in China, the land of fakes. Some Chinese has decided to build not one but TENNNNN of them. They are called Fantawild,  mainly sited in second-tier cities. My guess is that the …

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