Virtual reality bumper cars are just one of the rides on offer at the Star VR theme park in Nanchang. Photo: APVirtual reality bumper cars are just one of the rides on offer at the Star VR theme park in Nanchang. Photo: AP
Virtual reality bumper cars are just one of the rides on offer at the Star VR theme park in Nanchang. Photo: AP

Chinese city bets big on virtual reality, with theme park and US$148 million start-up fund

  • Tourist attraction is highlight of Nanchang’s ‘VR base’ – a sprawling complex of mostly empty, futuristic glass-and-steel offices
  • Government is hoping to drive sector by educating students, subsidising office spaces, and sponsoring conferences and competitions

Topic |   China Society
Virtual reality bumper cars are just one of the rides on offer at the Star VR theme park in Nanchang. Photo: APVirtual reality bumper cars are just one of the rides on offer at the Star VR theme park in Nanchang. Photo: AP
Virtual reality bumper cars are just one of the rides on offer at the Star VR theme park in Nanchang. Photo: AP
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