The Shanghai government has declined to confirm or deny a Hong Kong newspaper report which says Chuansha town will be home to a new Disney theme park, saying the decision is up to the central government. 'According to current regulations, the construction of all big theme parks should receive approval from the State Council,' government spokeswoman Jiao Yang said. 'So far, we haven't received any information that Shanghai is allowed to build such a theme park.' Chuansha, near Pudong International Airport, has been a rumoured candidate for a theme park for the past two years. The Wen Wei Po said the park would be located in the southwestern part of an industrial area, and the relocation of residents would start at the end of this year or early next year. Disney officials have said the company is unlikely to open a theme park on the mainland before 2010. Hong Kong Disneyland is scheduled to open on September 12.