Just saw this on the Marriott News Center site so it looks like Marriott has rallied the troops to do whatever is necessary to expedite the merger approval efforts in China!
"Marriott International Expands Relationship with Chinese Partner"
"President & CEO Arne Sorenson in Shanghai to sign franchise & management agreements for seven new hotels"
This is great news and would seem to indicate things are moving quickly in the right direction!
I'd have to agree with you shakennotstirred, thanks for sharing!!