Banyan trees line a park in Guangzhou, southern China, before their mass destruction in an urban renewal project. Photo: Shutterstock
Banyan trees line a park in Guangzhou, southern China, before their mass destruction in an urban renewal project. Photo: Shutterstock

China axes Guangzhou officials for destroying thousands of banyan trees

  • Party watchdog calls destruction ‘a serious mistake’ and sanctions 10 with sacking or reprimands
  • More than 4,000 mature trees were felled, many in parks and beauty spots, despite a public outcry against the project

Topic |   China’s Communist Party
Banyan trees line a park in Guangzhou, southern China, before their mass destruction in an urban renewal project. Photo: Shutterstock
Banyan trees line a park in Guangzhou, southern China, before their mass destruction in an urban renewal project. Photo: Shutterstock
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