The Guangdong Plastics Exchange building
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The building boring a hole through public opinion in China

The new Guangdong Plastics Exchange building, in the southern Chinese city of Guangzhou, is polarising public opinion even before construction has been completed.

Some say the hole in its centre means it resembles an ancient Chinese coin, making the building a symbol of material wealth.

But others think it looks like an ancient jade disc, a mark of moral quality in Chinese society.

Xiaoyun Yao reports.

  • 07 Mar 2012
  • From the section China