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Beijing’s Golf Courses’ Enormous Consumption of Resources

China Youth Daily published a report about the enourmous land and water resources that Beijing’s 75 golf courses use. In terms of land, they use 132, 257.75 mu (about 881,713 acres), which is 0.5% of the total area under the Beijing administrative jurisdiction. The daily consumption of water is at least 168,700 cubic feet, amounting to 60 million cubic feet of water resources every year. Due to Beijing’s shortage of water, twice in 2010 Beijing diverted water from other provinces. In October 2010 alone, about 40 million cubic feet was diverted to Beijing.

Source: China Youth Daily, September 7, 2010