Beijing bans construction of golf courses
The construction of golf courses, higher education institutes and big hospitals has been banned for inside Beijing.
They are on a list that China’s capital city recently released of industries that are banned or restricted from new construction so the city can make room for high-end industries. The construction of hotels, office buildings and exhibition centers also will be restricted.
The move will put a cap on heavily polluting, water and energy- consuming industries.
Although China banned building golf courses in 2004, new construction continues under the guise of agricultural demonstration parks and ecological tour villages. It’s reported that Beijing alone has over 200 illegal golf courses. In May, the city government demolished two golf courses claiming nearly 60 hectares of farmland.