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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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Construction near Great Wall stopped

 

The Changping Cultural Committee intervened Wednesday to halt prohibited construction two meters from the Great Wall.

"There was a building, but they are only doing renovation," said Zhang Fusheng, head of the committee's Cultural Heritage Protection office. "There was no damage to the foundation of the Great Wall."

The building, which occupies nearly 1,000 square meters, had been under construction near the Shangguancheng section (between Juyongguan and Badaling) for over one month, the Legal Mirror reported.

No protection had been used to separate this section of the Great Wall from the construction site, according to the paper. "We suspended construction because they didn't file an application," Zhang said. "We'll investigate further if the makeover can continue." Construction won't resume until approval is granted, he added.

The building belongs to the Ming Tombs Tree Farm. "We don't have construction plans this year," a staff member surnamed Xu told the Global Times, adding she was unsure about renovation plans.

A worker at the construction site told the Legal Mirror that the project included a 3,000 square-meter tourism plot reserved for two buildings.

A city resident surnamed Ma reported the building on the Beijing Municipal Administration of Cultural Heritage's website on April 19.

(Global Times, May 14, 2010)

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