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China's Great Wall is 'longer than previously thought'

China’s Great Wall is ‘longer than previously thought’

The Great Wall of China has been officially declared even longer than previously thought, state-run media report. The wall measures 21,196.18km (13,170.6956 miles) long based on the latest state survey results, state-run news agency Xinhua reported on Tuesday. A preliminary study released in 2009 estimated the wall to be 8,850km long. The world’s largest man-made […]

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China: the greatest wall of all

China: the greatest wall of all

By Caroline Adam When you arrive at an entry point of the Great Wall and gaze up at the first of many flights of stairs, you get an overwhelming sense of the physical challenge that lies ahead. While you may not be able to see past the initial watchtower located at the top of the […]

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China kicks off 2-bln-yuan Great Wall protection project

China kicks off 2-bln-yuan Great Wall protection project

JIAYUGUAN, Gansu, Nov. 18 (Xinhua) — The municipal government of Jiayuguan in northwest China’s Gansu province on Friday kicked off a repair and construction project focused on the western end of China’s Great Wall. The project will involve repair work on the sections of Great Wall in the city of Jiayuguan, including the Jiayu Pass […]

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The Great Wall :: Travelogue

The Great Wall :: Travelogue

[tubepress video=”08befWCv_n0″] In the year 221 BC, Emperor Qin Shihuang defeated all his enemies and unified China for the first time in its history. During his reign, the Huns from the north were a constant threat. To protect his people and safeguard his political power, the Emperor ordered General Meng Tian, commanding 300,000 soldiers, to […]

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China's Great Wall crumbles as tourism soars

China’s Great Wall crumbles as tourism soars

By Pascale Trouillaud (AFP) BADALING, China — Empty gin and whisky bottles, crumpled beer cans and tattered food boxes are piled up after a rave in China — perhaps not so unusual, except that the garbage is on the fabled Great Wall. The filthy remains of the full-moon techno party, which drew several hundred foreigners […]

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North China to erect Great Wall protection signs

North China to erect Great Wall protection signs

HOHHOT, Oct.2 (Xinhua) — North China’s Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region will erect signs to protect sections of the Great Wall in the region, some of which are not widely known to be part of it. According to a 2007 survey, nearly 90 percent of people in Inner Mongolia did not know that the Great Wall […]

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