Former Disney CEO Says He Was 'Inspired by Vision’ of the Chinese Communist Party
Chairman praises communist country with abysmal human rights record
Chairman and former CEO of the Walt Disney Company Bob Iger said he was “inspired" by the vision of the Chinese Communist Party.
Iger added he is a “firm believer” in “strong collaboration."
The NCUSCR calls for closer ties between the U.S. and China while hosting events with officials from the Chinese Communist Party.
Iger revealed Disney was “inspired by the vision” of Chinese communist apparatchiks:
“We’ve also worked hard to establish a number of mutually beneficial relationships with many officials throughout China," Iger said.
"We’re inspired by their vision and we’re grateful that they share many of our beliefs, including one about the importance of intellectual property protection.”
“I’ve watched China emerge into a global economic force, an inspiring source of great innovation, offering opportunities that we see as virtually unlimited, and the Walt Disney company has certainly been increasing its presence in that vast country,” Iger also offered.
“I happen to firmly believe that strong collaboration between China and the United States aligns our two economies, the most recognized innovators in the world, and that’s going to generate untold opportunity,” he added.
Iger also hyped the company’s forthcoming Shanghai Disneyland venture, which employs members of the CCP and hosts a “part activity center” adjacent to the park:
“We’re also excited about becoming part of the Shanghai community and welcoming its people into the Disney family."
"We’re certainly grateful for the support that we’ve had from the central government, from the Shanghai government, and from our new partners the Shanghai Shendi group.”
Iger revealed while referencing a Chinese Communist Party ambassador:
“I’m trying to get him to Disneyland as soon as possible.
"We’ve had presidents of China visit Disneyland."
"Now it’s time for the ambassador to the United States to visit.”