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China Bans More Than 100 Golf Courses to Safeguard Resources
China has ordered the closure of more than 100 golf courses, the powerful state planner said on Sunday, after a multi-year campaign to tackle illegal development in the sector.
Beijing banned new golf courses in 2004 to protect scarce arable land and water resources but new projects continued to be built to meet growing demand from China's wealthy.
Of a total 683 courses in the country, 111 have been ordered to close following a crackdown launched in 2011, said the National...