China’s museums were visited nearly 1 billion times last year. Photo: Xinhua

China has opened thousands of new museums, but who wants them?

  • Experts say many are white elephant projects designed to advance officials’ political careers, with little benefit for locals
  • The number of museums in China has risen to more than 5,100, from 349 in 1978
Topic |   China Society

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China’s museums were visited nearly 1 billion times last year. Photo: Xinhua
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