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  Mickey sees work start on Disneyland China
Updated 13 January 2003, 10.03
Disneyland Hong Kong will cost around 3.26 billion
Mickey Mouse and friends are to get a new home - in China.

Work has just started on a project to build a Disneyland in Hong Kong, costing 3.26 billion!

It's the first Disneyland theme park ever to be built in China.

It should be finished some time in 2006.

Snow White

Mickey Mouse meets movie star Jackie Chan
There was a massive, colourful ceremony to mark the start of the building work, with a mixture of traditional Chinese dancers and classic Disney characters like Mickey Mouse, Pluto the dog, and Snow White and the Seven Dwarves.

Millions of tourists flock to China every year, so it's assumed the new Disneyland will be a huge success.

It's only the third Disneyland park to be built outside America - the other two are in France and Japan.

Rare white dolphins

But not everyone's happy about it. The project bosses have reclaimed loads of land from the sea to get enough space to build on.

Environmental campaigners say this has damaged breeding grounds for fish and rare white dolphins.

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