The China Youth Daily recently reported, that 2.3 billion yuan, or about 340 million U.S. dollars, will be spent, to build an earthquake museum, marking May's devastating Wenchuan earthquake.

Debate now rages, on the amount of money spent on the museum.

The Youth Times, says that an earthquake museum shouldn't cost that much.

It should be as simple as possible, so that money can be spent on survivors and reconstruction.
Some say the hardest quake-hit areas, such as the Beichuan Middle School, ought to be protected instead.

The paper says funds given by the central government and through donations, should be used for more important projects.

This includes improving the lives of quake survivors, the development of local health care and education, and basic social security for quake victims.