China City of America coming to the Catskills?

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Chinese developers are vying to build a massive China-themed retail center and casino in New York's Catskills. The 600-acre project is called "China City of America" and, surprise, it's highly controversial. I think it might do better in the hometown of hyperreality, Las Vegas! You can see the pitch at the China City of America site and read about it below:

"Developers pitch bringing a piece of China to Sullivan County" (YNN)

"Mysterious China-themed 'city' proposed in New York’s Catskills" (Fox News, thanks Bob Pescovitz!)

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  1. jerwin says:

    crackdowns are performed every hour at the tibetan pavilion in "56 Pavilion Park"

  2. Old says:

    Oh please, please, please no one say anything until after it's built.

    This will be hilarious.

  3. ferg says:

    You know what I'd really like to see? A Vegas-style recreation of New York or LA in a Beijing theme Park.

  4. Well America has been swamping the world with McDonalds, Starbucks, and Disney theme parks during the 50 or so years of US global economic dominance, so it's hardly a surprise to see another growing economic power starting to do similarly random shit with no thought to what the locals might think of it..

  5. Will it come bathed in smog?

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