Peter Ollier wrote an article about how Disney and Sanrio are licensing some of their brands in China.
|Licensable "cuteness" popular among Hong Kong population|
Lanham Place, Mong Kok
Photo: Danny Friedmann
He claimed to feel relieved when he once saw fake Hello Kitty products being sold in Hong Kong's Ladies Market:
"When Hello Kitty disappears from there we might be dead."
However, the Ladies Market in Mongkok, has been removed by the USTR from the list of Special 301 Out-of-Cycle Review of Notorious Markets, on December 20, 2011, see here.
Maybe that is the reason why Mr Lanzi is president for Europe, Middle East and Africa, and not Asia.
UPDATE: In a reaction (still have to verify the identity of commenter) Roberto Lanzi wrote: "I never mentioned Lady's market, I spoke about Temple Street and I was just jocking. Best regards Roberto"