China’s Communist party is finally letting its 88 million members play golf

China’s official war on golf has finally come to an end.

President Xi Jinping banned golf for all officials and its party members last year, fearing it was a gateway to corruption. And the ban didn’t just affect a few thousand bureaucrats; the Communist party has 88 million members.

It wasn’t the first time the sport was banned. In 1949, Mao Zedong enforced an outright ban, denouncing it as a “sport for millionaires.” The sport has boomed since, in the last few decades, though the...

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