Rural China’s Office Politics – Michael Bristow

From BBC News:

On the outskirts of the main town in one of China’s poorest counties, a series of opulent buildings is slowly rising up from the earth.

These half-finished structures will eventually house the various government departments of Gushi county in Henan province.

But the local government is being criticised because it is spending a large chunk of the county’s annual budget on the building projects.

It is just this kind of situation Beijing wanted to avoid when it banned local governments from building lavish offices earlier this year. [Full Text]


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