China row over Forbidden City 'club for the rich'Breaking News
Chinese officials have denied the Beijing palace that was once home to China's emperors is being used as a club for the rich.
Chinese media reports claim wealthy people can buy access to a restored section of the Forbidden City to entertain family and friends.
The reports have led to widespread criticism on the internet.
This is more bad publicity for the palace, following a break-in last week in which valuable items were stolen.
Media reports suggest wealthy people can buy membership to the exclusive club for $150,000 (£92,600).
This allows them access to the Forbidden City's Jianfu Palace, which translates as Palace of Established Happiness....
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