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18 November 2017 01:21 (South Africa)

China, the Disney land

  • Branko Brkic
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    Branko Brkic

    Brkic is the founder and editor of The Daily Maverick.

    He has edited magazines on business and politics, technology, and wildlife. He has also published fiction and non-fiction books, most of them in Serbian. Though he has never pretended to be a reporter, his wide knowledge of politics (especially in America), combined with his experiences in a disintegrating Yugoslavia, gives him an unusual outlook on events in South Africa.

    Despite the vowel-poor surname, he tells anyone who asks that he hails from Hyde Park, Johannesburg, having spent most of his adult life in South Africa.

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Authorities in China’s most populous city are close to clinching the deal of their lifetimes: a $3.6 billion  Disneyland theme-park. All that’s left is the final approval by the Chinese government, which is likely to come before US President Barack Obama’s visit to that country at the end of November. The deal is pretty much the stuff of dreams for both Disney and the Chinese: the hosts get to expose its citizenry to Disney’s wholesome family entertainment, while Disney gets its proper foothold (wholesome, of course) in the Chinese market. It’s a small world, after all. Read more: AFP

  • Branko Brkic
    branko3048 a ray
    Branko Brkic

    Brkic is the founder and editor of The Daily Maverick.

    He has edited magazines on business and politics, technology, and wildlife. He has also published fiction and non-fiction books, most of them in Serbian. Though he has never pretended to be a reporter, his wide knowledge of politics (especially in America), combined with his experiences in a disintegrating Yugoslavia, gives him an unusual outlook on events in South Africa.

    Despite the vowel-poor surname, he tells anyone who asks that he hails from Hyde Park, Johannesburg, having spent most of his adult life in South Africa.

    Recent columns:

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