Henry Ford famously used to say you can have it any colour you want as long as it’s black. In Chongqing the same is true, but the only colour you can choose these days is red.
We’ve reported extensively on the red-ification of China’s most populous municipality (see WiC101), and the latest move was a plan to build a red theme park to celebrate China’s revolutionary history. The South China Morning Post reported early this week it would cost Rmb2.5 billion, take four years to construct and cover a site larger than Hong Kong Disneyland.
The Chongqing Evening News also reported that the park will feature two of the world’s largest flags – a national one and a Communist Party one.
However, by the end of the week, the park’s future was already in doubt. The China News Service stated yesterday that the Nashan district of Chongqing admitted the municipal government no longer thought its site suitable, halting the project.
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