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[08:00:11] KRISTIE LU STOUT, HOST: I'm Kristie Lu Stout in Hong Kong and welcome to News Stream.
England kickoff their Euro 2016 match with Wales in one hour. Authorities brace for trouble during a tournament that has seen plenty of
The daughter of a Hong Kong bookseller missing for eight months speaks out against Beijing. A long running saga that highlights the tension
between Hong Kong and mainland China.
And Disney opens their biggest theme park in Asia. Will Shanghai Disneyland help the company crack China?
We are less than a week into the month long Euro 2016 tournament, but already we are
seeing a wave of violence among football fans.
More than 320 people have been arrested so far, according to the French interior ministry, at least 36 of them from just a day ago when
police clashed with rowdy fans, some of them were from England, while three Russians and a Ukrainian have been expelled from the country.
Now, vicious fans have long been a headache in what's known in the beautiful game. And now France is teaming up with Britain to fight the
football hooligans. Phil Black takes a look at that.
PHIL BLACK, CNN INTERNATIONAL CORRESPONDENT: England football fans have
strong form for rampaging in Marseilles. This was during the French hosted World Cup of 1998. Boozed up Englishmen clashed with Tunisian opponents,
and French police tried clubbing and gassing the hooligans to impose order. All so similar to last week's street battles in the same city.
The 18 years separating these riots have seen many changes to the way police try to prevent
fan violence, this time it just didn't work.
CHRIS HOBBS, FORMER SCOTLAND YARD POLICE OFFICER: There were huge danger signals flashing, so most people anticipated that there will be
problems. What surprised everyone was the sheer scale of those problems.
BLACK: The focus of anti-hooliganism efforts now is stopping known thugs from attending events in the first place. France says 3,000 people
have been denied entry to the country during this tournament based on details supplied by other countries.
The British government says all the people on its long watch list of hooligans were ordered to surrender their passports during Euro 2016.
THERESA MAY, BRITISH HOME SECRETARY: We prevented nearly 1,400 people with a history of football related violence from traveling.
BLACK: But not all countries compiled such exhaustive lists, even those whose fans have
a reputation for causing trouble.
MAY: I am in no doubt that coordinated groups of Russian supporters, they're a heavy responsibility for instigating violence.
BLACK: Only this week after the violence in Marseilles, legislation was submitted to Russia's parliament that could ban violent fans from
entering Russian stadia or traveling to international tournaments.
It's a key issue as Russia prepares to host the 2018 World Cup.
for now, the England team is pleading with its fans to behave and be careful.
WAYNE ROONEY, ENGLAND CAPTAIN: Be safe, be sensible and continue with your great
support for the players.
BLACK: Dougie Brimson is a reformed hooligan.
I'm guessing you're not surprised by what we're seeing in France.
DOUGIE BRIMSON, REFORMED FOOTBALL HOOLIGAN: No, absolutely not.
BLACK: He's been writing about football fan culture for decades and believes not all hooligans are equal. He says while the English get drunk
and loud on match day, they're going up against what are known as ultras who live hooliganism full time.
BRIMSON: If you're involved in the ultra culture, it's kind of all encompassing and it involves, as we've seen, training to get fit,
practicing fighting, mixed martial arts stuff, all kinds of things that are almost alien to the English football fan.
BLACK: For French security officials this is is all an unwanted distraction. They just hope the fans will stop kicking each other in the
streets so they can get on with the much more challenging job of protecting this huge event from terrorism.
Phil Black, CNN, London.
LU STOUT: England are to face Wales in about an hour from now. Fred Pleitgen is where that match is going to take place. He joins us now live.
And Fred, how are fans behaving ahead of the big match?
FREDERIK PLEITGEN, CNN INTERNATIONAL CORRESPONDENT: OK, we'll try to reconnect with Fred to get the latest from Lens in France a little bit
later. Apologies for that.
Now, on the pitch, host France became the first country to make it to the knockout round of Euro 2016 thanks to this man right over here. And
you can see the goals from Wednesday's matches on World Sport. That's coming up in about over half an hour from now.
Now, Russian athletes are under fire from the World Anti-Doping Agency accused of trying to dodge or cheat drug tests. It says over the past few
months more than 730 tests have been declined or canceled. And in one case, after a competition an athlete ran away from officials who were set
to carry out a test, another tried to cheat by inserting a container of clean urine inside her body.
This comes a day ahead of a key vote by the world governing body of athletics to decide whether to allow Russia's track and field to compete in
the Rio games.
Now, the friends and family of the 66 people on board EgyptAir flight 804, they are a setp closer to finding out why the plane was brought down.
Europe says it has found the jet's main wreckage.
Now pieces of the plane are scattered in several places on the floor of the Mediterranean Sea. And these images show the debris that was found
in the days following the crash on May 19. Search crews haven't yet recovered the plan's data and voice recorders.
Now, CNN's Ben Wedeman joins me now live from Cairo with more.
And Ben, any more clarity on how and where they found the wreckage?
[08:06:16] BEN WEDEMAN, CNN INTERNATIONAL CORRESPONDENT: No, not at all, this wreckage was found by a French vessel. Just yesterday, the John
Leftbridge (ph), which is owned by a French company, the Deep Ocean Services.
Now, they found this wreckage, but we don't know what parts of the airplane. And we don't know where. They provided those images to the
committee that's investigating the May 19th crash of EgyptAir flight 804. This ship that found it is especially equipped for the retrieval of black boxes and other parts of debris from crashed
aircraft in the deep sea.
Keep in mind that the part of the Mediterranean where this plane went down is some of the
deepest in the Mediterranean, as much as 10,000 feet. Egypt does not possess the technical capabilities to retrieve this equipment so they had
to call on the French to provide assistance.
So what we actually know at this point, Kristie, are very minimal details, just that they found parts of the plane, but we don't know where,
and we don't know what parts of the plane.
So it's an incremental step forward as far as the investigation goes.
LU STOUT: And what's your understanding about what happens next in the event that the flight data recorders are found? Where will they go?
What could they reveal?
WEDEMAN: Well, the flight data recorders, the cockpit voice recorder and the flight data
recorder only one has been located. It has not been retrieved and nobody knows whether it's the flight data recorder or the cockpit voice recorder.
Once those are retrieved, or one of them is retrieved, they will be analyzed as was the case of
the Metrojet airliner that went down on the 31st of October last year. They will be analyzed here in Egypt, obviously with assistance of others
involved in the investigation.
The NTSB, the U.S. National Transportation Safety Board has been invited to participate in
this investigation, in addition to France and Egypt.
So they're going to have to go through that data as well and we shall see what the conclusions
are, but at this point, it's a bit of a mystery how this plane went down. Early speculation that it might have been an explosion, now seems somewhat
less likely. No claim of responsibility was made for the crash of EgyptAir 804, so I think we're just going to have to wait and see what the Egyptian
investigation committee comes up with next -- Kristie.
LU STOUT: All right. Ben Wedeman reporting live from Cairo. Thank you, Ben.
Now, let's go back to Euro 2016 now England and Wales, they're set to face off in just an hour from now. And Fred Pleitgen is in Lens, France,
that's where this match is going to take place. And he joins us now.
Fred, good to see you.
And what is the scene on the street of Lens? Are fans behaving themselves?
FREDERIK PLEITGEN, CNN INTERNATIONAL CORRESPONDENT: Yeah, they certainly are, Kristie. It is still very early hours here. We're seeing
that the bars and sort of the pubs that have fans have been hanging out in already, of course, having some beer as well. Those are starting to empty
out and many of the fans are actually now making their way to the stadium.
So, the streets are somewhat emptying out. But even before that, here on the ground this morning it was pretty much all peaceful. The fans
weren't very loud. The fans all got along very well, especially the England and Wales fans. They, of course, have banded together over the
past couple of days since they had those issues with the Russian fans in Marseilles.
So the mood between those two fan groups has been good over the past couple of days anyway.
Now, the scene was very different last night in Lille where there were clashes, there were skirmishes, mostly involving English fans. There were
some French fans on hand as well who came out after France advanced to the next round to celebrate there. And then all of them had some clashes with
I do have to say the police moved very, very quickly and got ahead of those clashes very fast and managed to disperse them quickly as well.
One last word, Kristie, the Russian fans for all the problems that people had been fearing could happen were very, very peaceful yesterday in
Lille. We saw them go to the game against Slovakia, come back, and there really weren't many issues with those fans at all, Kristie.
[08:10:39] LU STOUT: Yeah, and Ian (sic), only 36 people arrested in Lille and many people commenting it could have been far worse. And we know
that there have been 323 arrests made since the start of the tournament. I mean, has the sheer scale of fan violence coupled with the terror attack
and the terror threats overwhelmed French police?
PLEITGEN: Well, there's no doubt that the French police certainly did have a lot on their hands. And we have to keep in mind that the security
situation in France really became a lot more difficult over the past couple of months with the Paris attacks happening, with the Brussels attacks
happening, generally the security situation and the policing situation in Europe becoming a lot more difficult over the past months.
I do believe that at least as far as the game in Marseilles was concerned, the authorities there didn't appear to be as well prepared as
they were, for instance, yesterday in Lille, where you did have some disturbances throughout the day, not just in the evening hours, however the
French police moved in very, very quickly. They had a lot of police officers and riot vans on the scene very quickly to make sure that things
didn't get out of hand for a very long time.
There were some tense situations, but they never remained tense for a very long time, because the police went in decisively.
So, we'll have to wait and see for the rest of the tournament, but it really does appear as though the French police is doing a better job of
coming to terms with all of this. Of course, the very sensitive time here in France as this tournament is going on as you already had that terror
attack that took place against a French police officer as well and then of course they're trying
to put on this very large event.
But certainly from what we're seeing compared to what was going on in Marseilles, it really seems as though police in Lille and also here in
Lens, much better prepared than they were before.
LU STOUT: All right, Fred Pleitgen, reporting.
Live from Lens, many thanks indeed for that.
Now, Disney says it is devastated after the death of a two-year-old boy at its resort near Orlando, Florida. The toddler's body was found the
day after an alligator dragged him into a lagoon as his parents watched in horror.
Now, the family is from Nebraska. They were on vacation at the Disney hotel in Florida. And
police say it appears that the boy died from drowning.
Several alligators have been removed from the lake, but authorities are trying to confirm whether they caught the one behind the attack.
Now, also in Florida, U.S. President Barack Obama will be in Orlando today following the
nation's worst ever mass shooting. He will visit with the families of those killed in Sunday's nightclub massacre and since that tragedy, he has
repeated his calls for tighter gun control.
And on Wednesday, Democrats in the U.S. Senate backed him up with a 14-hour long filibuster. They talked and talked as part of a tactic meant
to force action on gun control.
Our senior political reporter Manu Raju joins me now with more on this story from CNN Washington. And Manu, is that filibuster the beginning of
finally gun control reform in America?
MANU RAJU, CNN CORRESPONDENT: Hi, Kristie. It does not actually look like that. Actually, what Chris Murphy tried to do with that nearly 15
hour filibuster, which is actually the ninth longest in the history of the senate was to put political pressure on the Republicans to move forward on
legislation. But with this Republican-controlled congress it seems very unlikely.
Now, the issue in this legislation was trying to deny suspected terrorists the right to obtain fire arms, but Republicans and Democrats
have squabbled over this issue for months. Each have their own bills on this very issue, and each of those bills have been already defeated in this
So the question now is whether Chris Murphy's move has actually changed anything.
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REP. CHRIS MURPHY, (D) CONNECTICUT: I've had enough. Tragedies continue to occur, and we just move forward with business as usual.
RAJU: Democratic Senator Chris Murphy ending his nearly 15-hour filibuster on the senate floor early this morning after saying he has a
commitment from Republican leaders to take on two proposed gun control measure.
Quote, "I am proud to announce that after 14-plus hours on the floor we will have a vote on
closing the terror gap and universal background checks."
The dramatic scene comes just four days after the Orlando terrorist attack at a gay nightclub that killed 49 people and injured 53 others, the
deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history.
Dozens of Democrats joining Murphy on the Senate floor.
[08:15:02] SEN. ELIZABETH WARRNE, (R) MASSACHUSETTS: Through all of the shouting we miss what should be obvious. It was a terrorist with a gun
that killed all those people.
SEN. CORY BOOKER, (D) NEW JERSEY: Enough. Enough. Enough. What we're seeking is common sense.
RAJU: And even some Republican senators.
SEN. PAT TOOMEY, (R) PENNSYLVANIA: There's an obvious opportunity here guys, to work together and find a solution.
RAJU: Murphy's voice amplified into the night as the hashtag filibuster was trending on Twitter during his marathon session.
The Connecticut senator had just been elected when a gunman shot and killed 20 first graders and six educators at Sandy Hook Elementary school
in his home state. Evoking this heart felt plea.
TOOMEY: I can't tell you how hard it is to look into the eyes of the families of those little boys
and girls who were killed in Sandy Hook and tell them that almost four years later, we've done nothing. Nothing.
RAJU: Now yesterday there were negotiations that were happening behind the scenes between two top senators, one Republican, John Cornyn of
Texas, and one Democrat, Dianne Feinstein, to find a deal on how to prevent those suspected terrorists from buying firearms.
Republicans are concerned that the Democratic bill is far too broad. They believe it will sweep amp up Americans unfairly and Democrats believe
that they should have -- that the attorney general should have the right to try to deny anyone seemed to be a terrorist from obtaining a firearm, but
those talks have stalled.
And right now the senate has not agreed on any votes at this point and even if there are votes it is very unlikely that there will be any
significant change to gun laws this year and it's something that the United States has not done in nearly a decade, Kristie.
LU STOUT: Yeah, and this raises the question to everyone watching this, you know, outside the U.S. is why are Americans so devoted to the
right to bear arms? I mean, this is something our international viewers find very hard to understand.
RAJU: Well, as written in the second amendment of the constitution, it's something that goes as long back as the creation of the union and
folks feel very passionately about this issue, the right to hunt, the right to carry a concealed weapon and it's something that fundamentally
divides Americans on how aggressive to clamp down on people's ability to purchase firearms. And what we've seen is that the Republican Party in
particular has sided with gun manufacturers, with the National Rifle Association, which strongly, strongly opposes any limitation on what they
believe is their constitutional right to bear arms.
And so what you find here is a very, very divided congress, a very, very divided American public and as we know, it's very difficult to get
legislation enacted in this environment, particularly in the United States congress on an issue that really stirs up both sides here, Kristie.
LU STOUT: Manu Raju reporting live for us from Washington. Thank you, Manu.
Now, Donald Trump, he is also stepping into the gun control debate, the presumptive Republican presidential nominee surprised his conservative
base with this tweet on Wednesday. He wrote this, quote, "I will be meeting with the National Rifle Association who endorsed me about not
allowing people on the terrorist watch list or the no-fly list to buy guns."
Now, here in Hong Kong, the latest bookseller to be released from China speaks out, but there is still one man who remains missing. His
story is told by his daughter. It's coming up next.
And Disney opens its new park in Shanghai while also dealing with tragedy at its Orlando resort.
Plus, Britain's finance minister is set to defend his warnings about Brexit. Why he says leaving the EU would be a major blow to the British
[08:21:02] LU STOUT: Coming to you live from Hong Kong, you're back watching News Stream.
Now, storms are expected to continue to soak areas of Southern China and the region has already been hit by torrential downpours this week.
Watch as these cars are washed away by the flood water. Forecasters say a strong El Nino weather pattern is to blame.
Tens of thousands of people have been affected by this year's flooding.
Now, U.S. President Barack Obama met with the Dalai Lama for a fourth time, predictably inciting outrage in China. Now, the White House billed
the session as a personal greeting between the two men, but that did little to ease Beijing's anger.
China maintains that the exiled Tibet spiritual leader is sponsoring a separatist movement. But the White House says there is no change. The
U.S. still does not support an independent Tibet.
And even before the White House session was announced, the Chinese foreign ministry warned it could harm China-U.S. mutual trust. That same
sentiment was echoed in an editorial in the Chinese state-run Global Times. It says this, quote, "what we can only read out of it is that Obama feels
that he is well positioned to showcase the mean side in his attitude towards
Now, we have just learned from the latest Hong Kong bookseller to return home after going
missing for eight months. Long Win Qi (ph) became the fourth of five Causeway Bay booksellers to resurface Earlier this week, the fourth of five
book sellers to resurface in Hong Kong. He spoke to the press just over an hour ago, sharing details of his protracted detainment.
But there is still one man missing this hour. Now, I spoke to the daughter of the last remaining bookseller, Gui Minghai. And she says her
father, who is a Swedish passport holder, is being held in China without trial.
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ANGELA GUI, DAUGHTER OF GUI MINHAI: Well, I mean, I have had messages. He's been allowed to message me, to call me a couple of times.
And the content of those messages and calls has been has been mostly to tell me to either stop campaigning or to just stay quiet and trust for the
situation to resolve itself.
It got to a point after a few months where I felt like I had to do something because we -- I wasn't seeing any developments. I wasn't being
getting any information. I believed from the beginning that my dad was abducted and I do think it's something that -- that needs awareness and
that people should be talking about.
LU STOUT: You've asked the international community to confront Beijing, to apply the pressure on Beijing to release your father, but there
hasn't been any meaningful response and your father remains missing. How does that make you feel?
GUI: Well, it obviously makes me feel very worried because it's been eight months and I still haven't had any official confirmation that he is
in detention. So it's just something that I've had to guess and that I've been told and when I've been speaking to Swedish consular officials that
have been allowed to visit him once in February.
LU STOUT: Before he disappeared, he talked to you about his work, but did he ever tell you that he ever felt it was dangerous or risky?
GUI: No. I don't think -- I've been thinking a lot about this and I don't think he would have because I am his daughter and he probably didn't
want to worry me, but I have been a bit worried before, because I knew -- I knew a little bit about the risky nature of what he was publishing. And so
I've asked him about it on at least one occasion and his response was mostly that as long as -- as long as it stayed in Hong Kong, and as long as
he had his Swedish citizenship he would be fine, which is of course what everybody thought as well up until -- up until the incident.
[08:25:00] LU STOUT: And are you worried about your personal safety? Are you scared about traveling to China or even Hong Kong?
GUI: Well, my life has obviously changed since my father was abducted. I mean, I am much more careful about what personal information I
give out and i have been advised not to travel to Asia at all, which has obviously been very difficult to come to terms with as most of my family
BuI i don't think anything will happen to me here.
LU STOUT: Are you hopeful that on the back of the release of the other missing book sellers, that your father will soon be released?
GUI: I very much hope so. All of my efforts are directed towards that. I really hope that -- that this recent news about Long Ming Qi (ph)
being released means that we will have some news about my father soon as well, but I do think it's worrying that -- that the book sellers that have
previously been released having to go back to the Mainland.
LU STOUT: And was Angela Gui. She is the daughter of the last remaining Hong Kong book
seller yet to be released from detention in china. As Angela just mentioned, even after Beijing let the other book vendors go, some made a
worrying and swift return to the mainland.
Back in March, there were reports that two of the Causeway Bay book sellers who had just reentered Hong Kong headed back to China that same
day. And Hong Kong public broadcaster RJHK, reports that Lam (ph), the latest book seller to be released, says he was told to return to the
Mainland this Friday. He claims he was told to bring evidence about who the bookstore had been sending banned books to.
You're watching News Stream. Still to come on the program, the gate to a magical kingdom opening up for the first time in Asia. We'll have a
look at the grand opening of Shanghai Disneyland.
[08:30:28] LU STOUT: Disney says it is devastated after the death of a two-year-old boy at its resort near Orlando, Florida. The toddler's body
was found the day after an alligator dragged him into a lagoon as his parents watched in horror. Now, the family is from Nebraska,
they were on vacation at the Disney hotel in Florida and police say it appears the boy died from drowning.
Now, despite tragedy at Disney World in Florida, Disney CEO Bob Igor was on the other side of the world opening the company's newest theme park:
Shanghai Disneyland. It is Asia's biggest Disney park, iconic characters gathered for a grand opening ceremony at the park's traditional centerpiece
And Disney has been looking forward to this day for years. It's talked about building a
Shanghai park since the mid-2,000's.
As you can see from the map here, Disney is paying a lot of attention to Asia. These are the six places around the world where Disney has theme
parks. And while the other ones are relatively spread apart, you see the three Asian parks, they are closer to each other.
But China's massive population means that the parks shouldn't necessarily compete with one another.
Disney says 330 million people live within three hours of that Shanghai park alone.
Our CNN correspondent Matt Rivers is there at Shanghai Disneyland for the grand opening. He joins us now. And Matt, how have Disney exec there
been managing the tragedy of the park in Orlando as well as the big opening in Shanghai?
MATT RIVERS, CNN CORRESPONDENT: Well, today this big opening day is something that Disney has literally been working towards for 20 plus years
now, and so at the same time they're having to deal with this tragedy, most of Disney's executive leadership has been here over the past couple weeks
gearing up for this day so they been dealing with what's going on in Orlando. Here CEO Bob Igor is here.
But the fact that they have been working so long for this day, this park is so important for them, the crowds are going to be let in today one
way or another. They are here behind me. You can see them. And we were here when they first arrived around noon local time.
RIVERS: The very first guest to enter Shanghai Disneyland wasn't shy about how he felt about it. Thousands arrived at the $5.5 billion park
opened on a rainy Thursday. Among the throngs sporting umbrellas and ears, mom Dao Peipei, and her daughter.
"We are most looking forward to all the characters she likes," she says, "Mickey, Minnie, Frozen and the castle. We want to see them all."
Just after the interview, we saw that little girl up on stage dancing, proud mom with iPhone in hand. It's a happy, fun scene.
But the joy of this opening was dampened a bit by tragedy connected to Disney in Orlando: a two-year-old boy killed by an alligator Tuesday. CEO
Bob Igor in Shanghai for the opening issued a statement on the two-year- old's death saying in part, quote, as a parent and grandparent, my heart goes out to the graves' family during this time of devastating loss.
Igor released his statement shortly before he presided over the opening ceremony of hanghai
Disneyland joined by Chinese officials and VIPs. It was the culmination of decades of work that ended with the gates finally opening.
Despite dealing with tragedy back in Florida, this is Disney's largest foreign investment ever and the grand opening went ahead as planned.
Featuring local singers and dancers, the performance was distinctly Chinese, part of Disney's
tragedy for a park that is incredibly important for Disney's future in the world's second largest economy. Every sign has Chinese characters, famous
Disney songs are sung in Mandarin, plus brand new technologies like the Tron Roller Coaster promised tourists the ride of a lifetime.
It's all to appeal to people just like Wang Jing and her daughter, Wang Ytong (ph). They bought their tickets back in March.
"We know we're already coming back, " she says. My kid loves it, and so do I. Such a happy place.
There's joy in Shanghai and grief in Orlando and one company at the center of it all.
RIVERS: And so in terms of the news out of Orlando affecting your average park goer here it really didn't have much of effect, that news
really wasn't reported very widely here in Chinese state media so most of the people here had a very joyous day, exactly the kind of day most Disney
executives would have hoped for.
But that said the executives that were here have certainly had a lot on their plate dealing with quite a bit going on in Orlando as well as
trying to manage, quite possibly, the biggest grand opening day for this country -- for this company really in the last 50 years -- Kristie.
LU STOUT: Yeah, it's like Disney's biggest foreign investment ever, $5 billion, a huge bet for Disney in China.
What did that buy Disney? What are some of the features that they designed just for the Mainland Chinese market?
RIVERS: Well, it really goes to show you how important this market is for Disney, based
on what they did differently in this park that really stands out from the rest of the Disney parks.
Anyone who knows Disney knows that they are one of the fiercest brand protectors. They take their brand incredibly seriously. And things look
the same across their properties, but here you do see different things. They designed several areas that look different than any other in any other
Disney park in the world.
There's Chinese characters on every sign. They have local people playing certain quintessential Disney characters. They've written stories
specifically for the Chinese audience. And songs, relaly some of the most popular Disney songs are actually sung in Mandarin during the parade here
in the afternoon, so they're clearly making a very, very strong attempt to get to the Chinese Middle Class consumer who maybe didn't grow up with
Disney, maybe doesn't have the same affection for Mickey Mouse, but is considering coming to disney, spending some of that discretionary income.
Disney certainly counting on it. They are making a huge bet on the Chinese Middle Class here in the outskirts of Shanghai.
LU STOUT: And Matt, sorry, got to ask. I know you've been on some of the rides. What is it like? Is it fun?
RIVERS: You know, it is. I mean, you come to a park like this and you know, people are constantly waving at you. There's an energy. It's
why people come to theme parks like this and that one roller coaster called Tron, we got to ride it actually last week with Bob Igor just after we
interviewed him. He agreed to go on a ride with us. And it was very cool.
I mean, the kind of technology that they put into that kind of a ride, they say it's a unique roller coaster in the world. And when you're on it,
it really is an interesting experience.
They've upgraded rides like Pirates of the Caribbean. They've added some others like Tron. Clearly, Disney is putting its money where its
mouth is. And now the time will tell whether Chinese consumers respond.
LU STOUT: Yeah, so for Disney fans out there only Shanghai you'll be able to find those offerings.
Matt Rivers reporting live for us. Thank you so much. Take care.
Now, you're watching News Stream. Still ahead in the program, the debate over the future of
Britain. Why people in one town say they want to leave the European Union.
lLU STOUT: Welcome back.
Now the UK is exactly one week away from a vote on whether to remain in the European Union.
Now, Britain's finance minister has said leaving the EU would put a black hole in Britain's budget. He's set to defend that warning in a
speech, but his opponents say that warning is only a scare tactice.
Richard Quest has been traveling across Britain asking voters if they're in or out. And his latest stop was in the town of Boston.
RICHARD QUEST, CNN INTERNATIONAL CORRESPONDENT (voice-over): It's market day in Boston in Lincolnshire. On Wednesdays and Saturdays this town
square is overtaken by local traders.
And it doesn't get much more British than the bulldog, and when you talk to the owners not surprisingly the views were firmly British-based.
UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: I'm out.
QUEST (on camera): Why?
UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Because I remember when Britain used to be a community and we're no longer in control.
QUEST (voice-over): Everyone I spoke to was of same and similar mind?
(on camera): Leaving?
UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Out.
UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Leave.
UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Out.
QUEST (voice-over): They want out of the European Union and they blame immigration and the loss of sovereignty.
Was the driving force for you for this out?
UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: One is immigration and the other just to take back our own country. You know, and have it for what we want to do. Not
being rolled in by other countries.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Our forefathers fought and died to keep this country free and now we're going back to Germany.
UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: I don't mind immigration as long as it's -- as long as it's organized. We don't want people just flapping in.
QUEST (on camera): The irony, of course, in all of this is the international nature of something like fruit and veg. So here we have New
Zealand apples. You have Spanish oranges and peaches. The strawberries come from the Netherlands and these peaches come from Greece. In fact, on this
market day it was pretty hard to find anyone who was prepared to say they want it to remain in the EU. We persevered.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: The overwhelming balance of the argument favors us benefiting from the economic advantage of being part of the EU. We gain, we
gain, we gain, we gain all the time.
QUEST (voice-over): Along West Street many shops have Euro in their name. The owners and the employees are mainly from Eastern Europe,
particularly the Baltic states. You'll not be surprised that they are concerned at the result of next week's vote. Boston may not be typical. The
level of immigration here is much higher than elsewhere in the U.K., but the views that we heard are to be found in many parts of Britain. But it's
these people that are now seemingly in the lead.
LU STOUT: And that is News Stream. I'm Kristie Lu Stout, but don't go anywhere. World Sport is next.