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'The Piano Guys' scales the Great Wall for video shoot

Internet sensation, the Piano Guys are in China. The Utah-based group took some precious time off their Asian tour in Singapore and Malaysia to fulfil their China dream - shooting a music video on the Great Wall of China...

September 16, 2013
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Great Wall Forest Festival kicks off

The 2013 Yanqing Great Wall Forest Festival, the fourth edition of its kind, was held from August 24 to August 25 in the Tanglewood Music Valley at the foot of the Great Wall Badaling Section in Beijing's Yanqing County...

August 29, 2013
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Jet Team above the Great Wall

Aircraft of Breitling Jet Team, a famous European aerobatic team, perform above the Great Wall of the Jiayuguan Pass in northwest China's Gansu Province, Aug. 13, 2013...

August 16, 2013
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Unique section of the Great Wall draws in visitors

As people all know what the Great Wall looks like but did you know that some of it is built over water? The Jiumenkou section of the wall in Liaoning Province in North East China is famous for just that...

  August 09, 2013
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China preserves Great Wall of Qi remains

 

China has approved a plan to preserve key parts of the Great Wall of Qi in eastern Shandong Province, a world heritage site and the predecessor of the more famous Great Wall in northern China, officials said on Thursday.

Built between 770 BCE and 476 BCE in the ancient state of Qi, or Today's Shandong, the Great Wall of Qi is the oldest Great Wall in China.It started at a small village in what is now Changqing County, with passes, gates, castles and beacon towers along a total length of 620 kilometers till it met the sea near Qingdao.

Due to natural erosion, construction, mining and land reclamation, the Great Wall of Qi is in a worsening condition, said Xie Zhixiu, deputy head of Shandong cultural heritage department.

The plan drawn by Shandong authorities and approved by the central government gives priority to the preservation of 10 key sections and heritage sites and involves reinforcement of seriously damaged sections, removal of vegetation and improvements to drainage.

As military defense projects, more than 20 emperors in ancient China ordered the building or renovation of walls and fortifications. The Great Wall of China was inscribed on the world cultural heritage list in 1987, the Great Wall of Qi is part of this cultural heritage.

(Xinhua, November 14, 2013)

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