Walt Disney

The Walt Disney Co was founded by Walter Disney, who is best known for creating such cartoon characters as Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck and for pioneering theme parks. The group has theme parks in the US, Europe, Japan, China and Hong Kong.

The Hong Kong park is required to pay its California-based parent royalties for using copyright images and management fees for operating the park’s facilities. Dickson Lee

‘Unequal’ Disney deal leaving Hongkongers to foot the bill

The deal between the Hong Kong government and Walt Disney has long been labelled an “unequal treaty”, which sees the American parent company receive millions in potential profits while the city’s taxpayers are left to foot most of the park’s bills.

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