Great Wall needs urgent protection – China Daily

greatwall1.jpg From China Daily via Xinhua News Agency:

Parts of the Great Wall may collapse and disappear in the near future unless protection efforts are improved, a leading expert has warned.

Only about 20 per cent of the 6,300-kilometre wall is in reasonable shape, another 30 per cent is in ruins, and the rest has disappeared permanently, the China Society, a non-governmental organization that champions restoration of the wall, announced on Thursday.

What remains of the wall is “in danger of collapse” because of weathering, erosion and human damage, said Dong Yaohui, secretary-general of the society. [Full Text]

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