by Samuel Wade | Mar 2, 2012
At Smart Planet, Tom Hancock reports on the Institute of Public and Environmental Affairs’ use of Google Maps to catalogue pollution cases: A crowd of blue markers covering the map show the location of each firm, and the...
by Samuel Wade | Oct 15, 2011
As reported on Monday, the Jiangsu village of Huaxi recently unveiled a 328-metre skyscraper, crowned with a golden disco ball and housing a one-ton solid gold ox. The Guardian has now published a video report on the village and...
by Paulina Hartono | May 7, 2011
A previously undiscovered portion of the Great Wall was found in Liaoning. From AFP: Chinese archaeologists have uncovered previously unknown Great Wall ruins in a mountainous area in northeast China, state media reported...
by Samuel Wade | Sep 30, 2010
An overview in The Los Angeles Times of the colossal South-North Water Diversion includes a variety of perspectives on the project: “This is on a par with the Great Wall, a project essential for the survival of China,” said Wang...
by Xiao Qiang | Jul 18, 2009
David Gosset is director of the Euro-China Center for International and Business Relations at CEIBS, Shanghai, and founder of the Euro-China Forum. He writes in the Asia Times Online: Most of the media reports will not present a...
by Sophia Cao | Feb 12, 2009
Youtube carries a documentary about the Great Wall of China. Below is part of the video introduction of the Great Wall: The Great Wall of China is a series of stone and earthen fortifications in China, built, rebuilt, and...
by Wu Nan | Oct 7, 2007
Via 24 hours Online, summarized and translated by CDT. View also the slide show of what Laohu Miao has seen along the Great Wall: On December 1, 2006 the State Council passed “the Great Wall Protection Ordinance”[150 State Council executive meeting], the first chapter of which holds the potential for hidden dangers to the protection […]
by Kate Zhao | Aug 30, 2007
From The Guardian: The Great Wall of China , built to withstand raiding hordes from the steppes, is now in peril from a far more insidious threat: sandstorms generated by desertification in the country’s north-west. The Great Wall of China, built to withstand raiding hordes from the steppes, is now in peril from a far […]
by Sophia Cao | Aug 29, 2007
AP warns that the western sections of China’s Great Wall encountered the damage and “may disappear entirely in 20 years.” From MSNBC: …”Frequent storms not only eroded the mud, but also cracked the wall and caused it to collapse or break down,” Xinhua quoted archaeologist Zhou Shengrui as saying. One of the most threatened sections […]
by Sophia Cao | Jul 8, 2007
From People’s Daily Online: The Great Wall of China was named asone of the new seven wonders of the world on Saturday in the Portuguese capital of Lisbon. Brazil’s Statue of Christ Redeemer, Peru’s Machu Picchu, Mexico’s Chichen Itza pyramid, Jordan’s Petra, the Colosseum in Rome and India’s Taj Mahal were also chosen as the […]
by Sophia Cao | Jan 1, 2007
From Xinhua News Agency via China.org: 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 […]
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