A school built just two years ago with funds from the Project Hope charity has been demolished to make way for an ‘International Resort,’ which probably has sweet shopping centers and maybe even a pool.
The school originally cost some 900,000 yuan to construct, and was funded by charitable donations to Hope. It feels good knowing that people are willing to donate their money to school-construction projects in China, but it probably doesn’t feel as good as a luxurious back massage at an International Resort, as South China Morning Post reports:
The newspaper [Beijing Youth Daily] quoted Yanling county officials as saying the site will soon be home to the “Shennong Valley International Cultural Tourism Resort” a project with an estimated price tag of 10 billion yuan.
According to earlier state media reports, the “high-end cultural tourism” project includes health and fitness facilities, a museum and an “original ecological hotel”. […]
[The school] had 28 students and they were now studying in prefabricated buildings within sight of the rubble of their former classrooms, the newspaper said.
One assumes that high-end cultural tourism probably means something along the lines of “Sirs and Madams, please look at these pieces of local artwork,” as opposed to “Sirs and Madams please meet these kids whose school we demolished so you could have your stupid hotel.”
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