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(French)Peuples Solidaires: KIT DE CAMPAGNE “BIENVENUE DANS LE MONDE (PAS SI) MERVEILLEUX DE DISNEY” –

SACOM & Peuples Solidaires joint Disney campaign web site:

http://www.peuples-solidaires.org/rubrique164.html

Disney report in French:

http://www.peuples-solidaires.org/IMG/pdf/RapportDisneyFinal.pdf

Conscience Consumption & SACOM’s Disney Project

Disneyland Hong Kong opened on September 12th, 2005 and drew many tourists from Hong Kong, mainland China, and Asia. The Hong Kong government projects that Disneyland HK will generate a profit of HK$148 billion in the coming 40 years. It expects that 30,000 people will visit Disneyland HK everyday and projects that each of them may spend an average of HK$680. This amount implies the notion that Disneyland Hong Kong’s source of profit is not confined to the sale of tickets amounting to around HK$200 to $300 per person, but in fact relies heavily on the sale of consumer products such as toys, clothes, figurines, stationeries and other accessories.

Los Angeles Times: Disney taking heat over China

Disney taking heat over China

Author:

http://www.mickeynews.com/News/DisplayPressRelease.asp_Q_id_E_3118Heat

A year after Walt Disney Co. banned Hao Wei Metal Plastic Manufactory as a supplier, Huang Renzhong got a job there sculpting melted globs of poly-resin into statuettes of Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck and Snow White.

Starting at 8 a.m., Huang regularly pulled 15-hour shifts. Sometimes he worked through the night in the dust-filled factory. Sometimes a month would pass before he had a day off. He said he was never compensated for overtime. [...]