China and Trump Take Different Paths Even on the Golf Course: Chart

Golf course development has been a core part of Donald Trump’s business empire, and earlier this month he mixed government duties with his favorite pastime, hosting Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at the Trump National Golf Club in Florida. In China, by contrast, the game is getting the cold shoulder. Although China has the second-most courses in Asia behind Japan, the National Development and Reform Commission last month issued a statement saying that about a quarter of the nation’s golf courses had been closed, outlawed or revised during the past five years because of competition for land or improper use of water.