History and Culture

City walls: Preservation of living history in China

2017-09-12 09:25:00 (Beijing Time)         CGTN

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The program was jointly launched by eight cities which still have intact ancient city walls, with several other cities poised to join.

The application work started in 2006, and now the city walls of the Ming and Qing Dynasties have already entered the tentative list.

"In cities like Nanjing and Xi'an, the ancient city walls standing at the hearts of rapidly developed modern cities has formed unique comparisons between the classic cities and the modern ones, the inspirations they brought for the cities' residents are irreplaceable," said He.