The Guangzhou Yuan Building sits beside the Pearl River. Designers say they were inspired by a jade disc. Photo: Reuters The Guangzhou Yuan Building sits beside the Pearl River. Designers say they were inspired by a jade disc. Photo: Reuters
The Guangzhou Yuan Building sits beside the Pearl River. Designers say they were inspired by a jade disc. Photo: Reuters
Mimi Lau
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Mimi Lau

Throwing bad money after bad, China's coin-shaped building

A controversial design in Guangzhou attracts a fresh backlash from the public with a 100,000 yuan official contest to decide what to call it

The Guangzhou Yuan Building sits beside the Pearl River. Designers say they were inspired by a jade disc. Photo: Reuters The Guangzhou Yuan Building sits beside the Pearl River. Designers say they were inspired by a jade disc. Photo: Reuters
The Guangzhou Yuan Building sits beside the Pearl River. Designers say they were inspired by a jade disc. Photo: Reuters
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Mimi Lau

Mimi Lau

Mimi Lau covers human rights, religion and civil society in China. She spent seven years in southern China as the Post's Guangzhou Correspondent before returning to Hong Kong in 2017. Today, Mimi continues to pursue stories across the country, monitoring and reporting on key political and civil issues. She has won numerous awards for her work.