Trump to announce ‘major infrastructure project’ in China, China’s state media report
China’s State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television has confirmed Donald Trump’s plan to invest $500 million in the construction of a golf course in the country’s coastal region.
The announcement came in the latest news to hit the news cycle following a flurry of reports about the President’s trip to China in May, which he attended on the first leg of his three-nation trip.
Trump’s first official trip as US President, to Asia, was marred by controversy over his handling of the North Korea nuclear crisis.
On Saturday, China Daily, a state-run newspaper, reported the project would be built in the coastal city of Changsha, on the southern edge of the country, in a bid to boost economic growth in the city, which accounts for a fifth of the US economy.
It said the project was intended to bring the total number of golf courses in the region to about 300, with the majority located in the area that hosts the countrys most popular resort, The Trump International Golf Links, the official name for the course.
The Chinese government has repeatedly warned that such projects would put Beijing’s interests at risk.
The US has long accused China of undermining US-China ties through a host of trade, military and political tensions.
The Trump administration has dismissed such concerns.