Shanghai is keen to bring the original giant inflatable yellow rubber duck as part of the autism children care program.
The 16.5-meter-tall duck, a brainchild of Dutch artist Florentijn Hofman, has attracted huge crowds while on display in more than 10 cities including London, Hong Kong and Beijing. The Shanghai Industrial Tourism Promotion Center said talks are ongoing to bring the duck to the city. It said a local resident had written to the city government with the proposal of getting the duck to realize the dream of autistic children. Several NGOs will be involved and a corporate partner is being sought.