Thursday, 15 January 2009

China This Week, Jan 15

A weekly digest of eye-catching editorials in the Chinese media

In the US they call them "earmarks" or "pork barrel projects" -- here in China they are described as "image projects" and Chinese newspaper editors say the public has had enough.

An article in The Guangzhou Daily said the obsession of provincial officials to construct what they describe as "monuments to their achievements" needs to come to an end.

The paper says too many of these projects have been criticized for their poor design and inability to serve the alleged function for which they were designed. 

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