Asian Games Town was one of multiple ‘themed towns’ designed by JC Group, a company which subsequently ran into legal problems. The government has now moved to shut such projects down. Photo: Handout Asian Games Town was one of multiple ‘themed towns’ designed by JC Group, a company which subsequently ran into legal problems. The government has now moved to shut such projects down. Photo: Handout
Asian Games Town was one of multiple ‘themed towns’ designed by JC Group, a company which subsequently ran into legal problems. The government has now moved to shut such projects down. Photo: Handout

China cracks down on ‘themed towns’ in a bid to stop local governments wasting coronavirus stimulus funds

  • A 10 billion yuan (US$1.42 billion) ‘Happy Town’ project was supposed to be an emporium of sex toys, but has now been shut down by the government
  • State planner said local governments should return to ‘rationality’, in a move to cut down on frivolous infrastructure projects

Topic |   China economy
Asian Games Town was one of multiple ‘themed towns’ designed by JC Group, a company which subsequently ran into legal problems. The government has now moved to shut such projects down. Photo: Handout Asian Games Town was one of multiple ‘themed towns’ designed by JC Group, a company which subsequently ran into legal problems. The government has now moved to shut such projects down. Photo: Handout
Asian Games Town was one of multiple ‘themed towns’ designed by JC Group, a company which subsequently ran into legal problems. The government has now moved to shut such projects down. Photo: Handout
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