Opulent Offices Trigger Debate, Anger in Rural China – Louisa Lim

From NPR:

Just how swanky does your office need to be? That’s a loaded question in parts of China, where some district governments have built huge, palatial headquarters next to the small, rural villages they govern.

There has long been unrest in China over waste and mismanagement in local government. But as the country’s economy has expanded, the problem only seems to get worse. [Full Text]


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