In addition to having hundreds of schoolchildren wave vivid red flowers to welcome United States President Barack Obama at the airport for his first state visit in mid-November, the Chinese government has also prepared a huge gift for this very special friend -- a $3.6 billion Disney theme park contract.
Shanghai Mayor Han Zheng said Sunday that the city government will unveil its decision, as soon as this week, to build Walt Disney ( DIS - news - people )'s first theme park in mainland China.
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from 2009 through 2011. He is now the Washington, D.C.-based columnist for Reuters Breakingviews
. He is also a 2011 Robert Novak Journalism Fellow through the Phillips Foundation.