British Teddies Invade China!

@bookbar (1614)
Sudbury, England
September 30, 2015 10:44am CST
A newly to be opened theme park in China,a joint venture between the UK-based Great British Teddy Bear Company and a Chinese architectural firm, which hopes to attract 250,000 visitors annually once it opens next year, is to be a dedicated British Teddy Bear, enthusiasts dream of 1000 acres. Apparently China is a major market for their bears, which are based on famous figures from British history and fiction. so all the 'Teds' are famous, notable figures of UK history, like Will Shakespeare, Sherlock Holmes and all the other hundreds. British culture is apparently very popular with the Chinese, as evidenced by the popularity of our TV shows and In 2006, a development known as Thames Town was completed near Shanghai. The town is designed to look like a traditional British market town, with cobbled streets, mock-Tudor buildings and, of course, pubs. So the British Experience is moving into China, hope their wealth is returning to this tiny island in the sea.
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@MALUSE (40031)
• Germany
30 Sep 15
The characters the teddies represent may be British, but I wouldn't be surprised if the teddies were Made In China.
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@bookbar (1614)
• Sudbury, England
30 Sep 15
Almost guaranteed,few would pay British manufacturing prices for commercialism, especially a British co.
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@LadyDuck (156778)
• Switzerland
1 Oct 15
Almost everything in our days is manufactured in China... even "original" food products.
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@Rollo1 (16689)
• Boston, Massachusetts
1 Oct 15
That's interesting. Perhaps they are feeling the need to be more Western in their society.
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@sishy7 (27647)
• Australia
30 Sep 15
That is great news to me! I'm so used to the other way around - seeing China Town everywhere outside China and things labeled "Made in China". Glad to hear things are going the opposite direction now.
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