Headlines from China: Shanghai Disneyland Partially Reopens

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Shanghai Disneyland Partially Reopens

On March 9, the Shanghai Disney Resort resumed operations of certain facilities and services including Disneytown, Wishing Star Park and the Shanghai Disneyland Hotel, although the main theme park still remains closed. As the first step of a gradual resumption, the Disney Resort reduces business hours and only allows a limited number of tourists at any given opening hour. The musical Beauty and Beast, which has been presented over 500 times at the Shanghai Walt Disney Great Theather and was originally scheduled for February 23 for its last show, will no longer be on the stage. The Disney Resort also said in its statement that all staff members of the resort are fully prepared for the “new normal” and the resort will implement strict cleaning and sanitation measures every day. Read more on Xinmin

China’s Annual Gala for Consumer Protection Postponed

Each year, China’s state-owned China Central Television (CCTV) broadcasts “3.15 Gala,” a.k.a “Consumer Protection Day Gala,” to expose various consumer-unfriendly practices and to protect the rights of Chinese consumers. The gala has been broadcasted since 1991 and has become one of the most-watched annual programs produced by CCTV. This year, however, the “3.15 gala” will be postponed due to COVID-19, according to a statement posted on CCTV official WeChat media account. The new broadcast date is yet to be determined. Read more on Sina