... increases its cartoon footage:
China's animation output rose 28% last year, according to the State Administration of Radio, Film and Television, with 220,530 minutes of toons produced. ...
Be interesting to know the quality and type of animation that's been increased. Disney was off-shoring work on The Little Mermaid to China back in the late 1980s, but I don't think that the mainland will ever be the sub-contractor of choice for high-end animation work. The cultural and language divide is not narrow.
If China develops a robust internal animation industry, that's something else again. Right now its animation businesses are still taking baby steps, and whether its end-product will become sophisticated enough for global export, remains to be seen.