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Disaster – the official tour

Cashing in on huge public interest in one of the deadliest earthquakes of recent history, China has officially endorsed ‘disaster tourism’ as a form of economic subsidy to devastated areas. Home debris and whole sections of partially wiped out cities and villages during last year’s massive earthquake in southwestern China will now be open to tourists, the state media announced recently.

*IPS*, Beijing

New Internationalist issue 424 magazine cover This article is from the July-August 2009 issue of New Internationalist.
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