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Section of Great Wall of China Marred in Name of Restoration

Chinese officials are being pilloried over the smoothing-over of a crumbling but much-loved 700-year-old section of the Great Wall of China - a UNESCO World Heritage Site - in the name of restoration. The widely mocked project involved an 8-kilometer (5-mile) unrestored Xiaohekou section of the wall that has become known as the “most beautiful wild Great Wall.” Defensive works and guard towers were knocked flat as part of the project, officially launched to prevent further...

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