|16 February, 2020

Universal Studios Beijing to open to public as scheduled in 2021 -Beijing govt

Construction of the theme park is expected to be completed by the end of 2020

A Chinese worker wipes down a steel globe, emblem of the Universal Studios, in a Beijing shopping centre October 19. The indoor complex, featuring three mock movie production sets, aim to attract China's emerging middle class.

A Chinese worker wipes down a steel globe, emblem of the Universal Studios, in a Beijing shopping centre October 19. The indoor complex, featuring three mock movie production sets, aim to attract China's emerging middle class.

REUTERS/Andrew Wong

BEIJING  - The Universal Studios Beijing is expected to open to public in May 2021 as scheduled despite the current coronavirus outbreak, an official at the Beijing municipal government told a news briefing on Sunday.

Construction of the theme park, the fifth such Universal Studios in the world, is expected to be completed by the end of 2020, the official said.

(Reporting by Muyu Xu and Vincent Lee; Editing by Muralikumar Anantharaman) ((muyu.xu@thomsonreuters.com; +86 10 56692117;))

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