26 May '11, 7pm

Illegal Golf Courses In China Flourish | LUXUO Luxury Blog: China in 2004 issued a ban on the building of new go...

Illegal Golf Courses In China Flourish | LUXUO Luxury Blog: China in 2004 issued a ban on the building of new go...

China seems to be caught in a conundrum. While the country has over the past decade actively encouraged the rapid rise of its middle class, it now seems quite unsure of how to handle the trappings that go with their newfound wealth. First the hammer came down on billboards advertising luxury brands — from March they were banned in Beijing and Shanghai, as well more regional cities such as Chongqing, for promoting a lifestyle that was both “unhealthy” and “foreign.” And now the authorities have again turned their attention to the pastime that was at one stage banned for being too “bourgeois” — golf . China only built its first golf course in 1984 and while estimates suggest that there are a few million people playing the game now, that figure is expected to grow to around 20 million by 2020, according to industry figures. The problem that has again arisen, though, is exactl...

Full article: http://www.luxuo.com/sports/china-illegal-golf.html

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