'Disney Laos' might be Asia's most brazen knockoff to date (GlobalPost) | Lao Tribune

'Disney Laos' might be Asia's most brazen knockoff to date (GlobalPost)

BANGKOK, Thailand — If a franchise thrives in the US, it is quickly imitated in Asia. Coffee shops called “BucksStar” and “SunBucks” have popped up in Chinese cities. Cambodia has a mini-mart titled “7 Elephants.” In impoverished Myanmar, entrepreneurs have opened faux Walmart and Best Buy shops out of crumbling storefronts. Now the pantheon of audacious…