Trumps economic saber rattling with China has it’s government up in arms. Talks about tariffs and the release of China’s fixed currency have had ripple effects throughout the global markets. If Trump follows through with his threats, it will affect U.S. firms doing business in China, and Disney potentially has the most to lose.

Disney’s capital investments, along with government partners, are in the tens of billions. If motivated, the Chinese government could easily turn the screws on the profits generated by Shanghai Disneyland, Hong Kong Disneyland, the Disney store, films and merchandise. This would not only have an adverse effect on overall profits and stock price, but will damage Disney’s brand image.

Although no-one in the corporate mouse house has said anything publicly (yet), be assured a strategy to deal with this is already in the making. Iger is no dummy!

Note: our chinese to english transcription software inserted “eisner” over ‘iger” in error. Please accept our apologies as it passed through our manual review process!

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8 Comments

  1. Mike

    Eisner??!??

  2. Gigi

    That’s exactly what I was thinking? He left in 2005 didn’t he?

  3. Jay Mize

    “affect”…not “effect”

  4. Vicky

    I have a few comments, one being Eisner? Another being, Disney hasn’t come out corporately and said anything yet, umm, isn’t this editorial by th Dbm with the Disneyland Resort picture on it a public editorial and aren’t I reading this on social media? I mean, really? Not public? Another comment, according to this account, this explains that Disney and its government partners are all about the money. I thought Disney was about family but now that I know the government has its claws into Disneys pockets, I understand a lot more….why does it always come down to the Almight Dollar? Your article is full of dung and people are tired of this kind of rubbish.

  5. Vicky

    I have a few comments, one being Eisner? Another being, Disney hasn’t come out corporately and said anything yet, umm, isn’t this editorial by th Dbm with the Disneyland Resort picture on it a public editorial and aren’t I reading this on social media? I mean, really? Not public? Another comment, according to this account, this explains that Disney and its government partners are all about the money. I thought Disney was about family but now that I know the government has its claws into Disneys pockets, I understand a lot more….why does it always come down to the Almight Dollar? Your article is full of dung and people are tired of this kind of rubbish.

  6. Dude

    The Eisner thing aside, there is an enormous Disney resort complex in Shanghai. Additionally, most of Disney’s goods are produced in China, as well. Hong Kong Disneyland coukd also be at risk if China decided to undermine the two systems rule currently in practice.

  7. DbM Editorial Staff

    From Facebook:

    Otis Johnson Okay then all those Disney Pins and runDisney medals, plushes and everything else made in China can be made somewhere else 😏
    Like · Reply · Message · Yesterday at 5:58am · Edited
    Darrel Buccilli
    Darrel Buccilli Maybe they will close the disneyland in china, that should have never been built. They should have used the money they spent on builiding it on improving the existing parks and keeping the prices of the other parks down,Disney is slowly becoming the playground for the rich only,not there yet, but it is getting there.
    Like · Reply · Message · 12 hrs
    2 Replies · 1 hr
    Tasha Brodner
    Tasha Brodner Actually, the correct spelling would be AFFECT. Effect is a noun. Way to go, DBMnews.
    Like · Reply · Message · 4 · January 17 at 6:29pm
    Debbie Conroy Fleming
    Debbie Conroy Fleming Many things on this just don’t add up. Eisner being one… That being said even if this is not bunk this is not the Forum
    Like · Reply · Message · 1 · Yesterday at 1:48pm
    Robin Marie Luedke
    Robin Marie Luedke Eisner? Hong Kong? There are so many incorrect facts and points to this piece that I’m going to ignore the awkward political side of it.
    Like · Reply · Message · Yesterday at 12:34pm
    Karen Lobby
    Karen Lobby Effect is the correct word. Like cause and effect, something I teach to my second graders. Affect is the feeling.
    Like · Reply · Message · 1 hr
    Sergio Gonzalez
    Sergio Gonzalez Do you really want to get into a political debate on this site?
    Like · Reply · Message · 1 · January 17 at 2:10pm
    Shawn Degenhart
    Shawn Degenhart *Affect 🙂
    Like · Reply · Message · 1 · 22 hrs

  8. Randy williams

    Why do business with a communist government in the fist place. They don’t play by the rule of law. Look at the intellectual property rights problem alone.
    It was a big risk but I hope it works out.

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