Building Golf Courses in China: An Illegal and Booming Industry

Clearing the way for a golf course in China's southern Hainan province early in 2103 Photograph by Wang Zhao/AFP via Getty Images

Like the U.S., China has an extensive national park system. Still, its designated parklands aren’t always protected from economic development. On Tuesday, Beijing Youth Daily published an investigation into how 20,000 acres of protected land in southern China’s Guizhou Forest Park were converted into golf courses, padding the pockets of local developers.

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