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Mules, tools and old bricks: Rebuilding China's Great Wall

Jun 29, 2019 - 9:21 PM

The plan to use traditional methods is implemented this year in a bid to preserve the original look of China's famous landmark

This picture taken on May 17, 2019 shows a worker inspecting a restored part of the Great Wall in Xiangshuihu in Huairou District, on the outskirts of Beijing. Workers painstakingly reinstall large stones that had fallen off the Great Wall as mules bring them sacks of building material up a steep mountainside on the outskirts of China's capital. The old school method was implemented in January to preserve the original look of China's famous landmark after public criticism that shoddy restoration work in the past had disfigured parts of it. Fred DUFOUR / AFP

Budget guide: 3 days in Beijing

Aug 06, 2017 - 9:45 PM

Planning a trip to Beijing? This writer traveled to see the Great Wall and Forbidden City – on a budget

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Rockets' Bobby Brown in hot water for writing on Great Wall of China

Oct 14, 2016 - 5:58 PM

Chinese netizens slam the Houston Rockets player for inscribing his name on the Great Wall during a pre season visit

NOT HIS PREROGATIVE. Bobby Brown's social media post of his writing on the Great Wall of China didn't go over well with the Chinese audience. Photo from Brown's Instagram

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Jun 30, 2015 - 11:46 AM

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China's Great Wall is disappearing – report

Jun 29, 2015 - 9:09 PM

Around 30 of China s Ming era Great Wall has disappeared due to natural conditions and reckless human activities according to a report

Chinese tourists climb the Great Wall at Badaling, north of Beijing, on April 22, 2015. AFP PHOTO / JOHANNES EISELE

China's new basketball 'Great Wall' looks to impose at Asian Games

Sep 22, 2014 - 4:22 PM

A new look China frontline will look to win its 8th basketball gold in the last 10 Asian Games but Gilas Pilipinas South Korea and Iran remain dangerous contenders

Wang Zhelin (C) will team up with fellow seven-footer Zhou Qi to create a new ‘Great Wall of China’ at the Asian Games. File photo by Kimimasa Mayama/EPA

Great wall of trouble for Chinese farmer

Jun 05, 2013 - 6:03 PM

The farmer spent five million yuan 800 000 and years of backbreaking work renovating several hundred metres of the national symbol deep in northwestern China turning it into a tourist site

Yang Yongfu stands on a section of the Great Wall that he restored himself. AFP photo