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With support from 1,000 Communist Party members, Disneyland opens up in Shanghai, China

The theme was developed with the price tag of $5.5 billion and designed by China’s state-owned Shanghai Shendi Group

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DisneyLand. Image source: disneydose.com
  • Shanghai Disneyland opened up on Thursday
  • The 960 acre park was a joint venture by Disney and the Chinese Government
  • Character receives communist approval

The crowds consisted of thousands of eager people ready to experience Shanghai Disneyland for the first time. Some folks showed up as early as 4:30 am. Shanghai Disneyland opened on Thursday, June 16, and despite the overcast weather, the place was packed.

The park is a total of 960 acres. This monstrosity was completed with cooperation from two parties; the Chinese Government and Disney. This is something new for Disney, as they typically do not go into partnerships. The theme was developed with the price tag of $5.5 billion and designed by China’s state-owned Shanghai Shendi Group. This means that the profits will be split between the two parties. This also means all decisions regarding the functions and ideas for the park will be debated among both parties.

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Aerial View of Shanghai Disneyland Resort. Wikimedia Commons.
Aerial View of Shanghai Disneyland Resort. Wikimedia Commons.

The park concepts follow the same guidelines as other worldwide Disney parks. Some of the rides are exact replicas of those that you can find at Disneyland, while others are unique to the Shanghai park. Disney had to go into partnerships with firms ultimately owned by Shanghai’s government.

Disney’s Chief Executive, Bob Iger told journalists, “From the moment they enter, everything they see and experience, the attractions, the food, the entertainment, down to the smallest level of detail, is instantly recognizable not only as authentically Disney, but as distinctly Chinese.”

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Interestingly, when one journalist probed workers to talk about their salary many of them stated that they simply could not talk about it. When looking at prices of tickets, the only way the workers will ever get through the Shanghai Disneyland gates is when wearing their uniform. The cost for a family of three to attend the park is more than one month’s income in mainland China.

Many consider Disneyland to be a capitalist attraction, but nonetheless Shanghai Disneyland was supported by communist party members. As close to 1,000 communist party members were in attendance on Thursday to take in opening day. As Iger stated, the park is, “authentically Disney, but as distinctly Chinese.” This is clear not only in the unique rides and Chinese food, but also in the characters. Shanghai Disneyland has its very own Mickey Mouse, known as Me Low Shoe; he has been approved by the Communist Party.

-prepared by Abigail Andrea (with inputs from Scroll.in ), an intern at NewsGram. Twitter @abby_kono

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Beijing, Oct 02: China on Monday celebrated the 148th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, with the India Embassy in Beijing releasing commemorative postage stamps on the Ramayana.

Many Chinese nationals offered flowers to a statue of Gandhi at Beijing’s Chaoyang Park, while school children recited his famous quotes in Mandarin on a nippy overcast day.

“Gandhiji looked forward to a day when a free India and a free China could cooperate in friendship and brotherhood for their own good and for the benefit of Asia and the World,” Wilson Babu, Charge D’Affaires at the Indian embassy, said.

“Leaders of our two countries have been striving to build strong India-China relations based on Gandhiji’s ideals of world peace and respect for all human beings.”

In Shanghai, the Indian Consulate organised a series of events including a memorial lecture, screening of a documentary film and a painting completion for children of the Indian community.

Mahatma Gandhi has become increasingly popular in China, with many Chinese researchers studying his ideology of non-violence.

Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi was born on October 2, 1869, in Porbandar in Gujarat to Putlibai and Karamchand Gandhi. (IANS)

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India Progressing Better than US, China in Digital Healthcare

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New Delhi, Sep 22, 2017: India has progressed better than US and China in terms of its specialist doctors adopting digital modes to interact with patients and prescribe medicines, a study revealed on Friday.

According to the study, gap in US between the face-to-face medicines and medical representatives triggered mails narrowed down from 15 per cent in 2015 to 12 per cent in 2017. The study stated that digital channels are slowly but surely gaining ground over traditional ones. This year, the gap further narrowed to around 12 per cent.

 “India witnessed the narrowing of the gap between face-to-face tablet and medical representatives triggered mail from 34 per cent in 2015 to 8 per cent in 2017,” said the study conducted by Indegene — a company offering research and development solutions to healthcare and pharmaceutical enterprises.

The highest number of specialist who have adopted digital platform to deal with patients are Cardiologists, General Surgeons, Pulmonologists, Endocrinologists, and Oncologists.

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Parted Ways with Loved One? It’s Time to Get Your Ex Back !

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Ways to get your ex back. Pixabay

Sep 22, 2017: Has your ex ever cheated on you? Do you suffer from sleepless nights? Do you miss your ex? Do you want to plot revenge? Here are some ways in which you can get your ex back.

Foremost thing- Stop crying!!

You have wasted a good amount of time on crying and burning your eyes. Now, Pause and Rewind. Your ex might have dumped you for any reason; however, it is the time to get buckled up. We now believe you are over the emotional drama and now understand a few things.

Here is one thing- ‘If you cry you die’. If you project yourself weak, he/she might never come back to you.

How to get your ex back

Chance to utilize the time constructively

Think about the reasons what triggered the breakdown of your relationship. Was it looks? Was it your behavior? Was it any blunder you couldn’t undo?

Once you have identified the problems start working on them one by one. After breakup smart people use the time in building themselves and transforming themselves as a better individual. If you are likely to repeat the same mistakes, you will reach nowhere.

How to get back with ex

Don’ts, Just Don’t

Some things you are not expected to do and you shouldn’t.

Don’t text your ex. Now is the time you should stop texting him, if you have been doing that religiously because chances are they might never realize your importance. ‘Value is the key in relationship’. Would you like to be treated as a person with less value? Of course not

How to solve relationship problems

No boycott from social media

Keep him/her in your social media circle.

Post good pictures of yours to show them you are still a happy soul

Hang out with friends

Surround yourself with positive energy and meditate.

How to get ex boyfriend back

Live it up again

Get hold of things you always wanted. No ex-likes to digest the fact that their lovers can be happy without them and that’s what you have to do. You will have to take away all the attention they were gratified with. You can’t let bear the satisfaction of stealing the happiness from your life.

How to get ex girlfriend back

Time to pamper self

Start concentrating on your looks. Seeing you fine tuning yourself will ignite the lost long love back. For they have seen you happy without them, beautiful without them, strong without them and probably now they want you back.

Get yourself a haircut

Buy new clothes

Go to the gym

Ways to get your ex back

Mull over your past

Analyze your past relationship in terms of the pros and cons.

What if the same mistake repeats itself and what if nothing works out after putting in so much effort?

Is the person really worth making effort or should you move on?

Once you have found all the answers and if you have come out with a positive response, then you are ready to take a step further.

Ways to get your ex back

No response to first call/message

They have tried to contact you but you seem busy in your work. You are doing this because you want them to know you are not desperate for their love and attention.

Now you kept him waiting for quite a long time now, accept his/her call next time bell rings.

Ways to get your ex back

Post-breakup talks

Stay formal and do not complain about anything happened between you both.

Judge your ex in terms of their intentions

(Don’t melt yet)

No need to tell you missed of the beautiful memories in a clever way

Do not ask for any pity or promises from your ex because that will mean you still hold high expectations from this relationship

Ways to get your ex back

Ask him/her out

Take it as a chance of building up the attraction again

Dress your best and take the walk of confidence

If it goes well, you can start resolving issues

But don’t go further because there is no point digging old graves and recollecting bad memories

Start afresh and give yourself a new beginning