Having barely lasted in Shanghai for a month (the menus were still marked 'temporary' when we went there a few weeks ago)Club Angel
has closed due to licensing issues. On their Weibo
page, they say Xuhui district authorities have told them that 'Hengshan Lu cannot accommodate a "gay" bar'. Perhaps that's because it's already overflowing with bars offering men female companionship.
Ricky Lu, a representative for Club Angel's
investors told us he believes 'this is a personal decision and not the entire Government's attitude. Now, we need to contact the city leaders, including the mayor, about whether we can open a gay club in Shanghai.'