China Launches Protection Project on ‘Terminal’ of Great Wall – Xinhua News Agency

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The Chinese government has launched a 2.6-billion-yuan (US$333 million) project to protect Shanhaiguan Pass at the eastern end of the Great Wall, the Ministry of Culture has announced.

The one-year project involves two sections: 1 billion yuan for on site building repairs, and 1.6 billion yuan for the protection of cultural relics.

Shanhaiguan Pass, about 26 kilometers northeast of Qinhuangdao City in north China’s Hebei Province, stands at the eastern end of the Great Wall, which starts at Jiayuguan Pass, in northwestern Gansu Province, and stretches for 6,000 kilometers to end at Shanhaiguan, on the shores of Bohai Bay….[Full Text]

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