The Great Wall, one of the Seven Wonders of the World, was built more than 2,000 years ago. Regular repair work to the walls is needed to protect this symbol of Chinese civilization. The process to make the grey bricks used in the repair work is complicated. 

Beijing Stories

Beijing asks citizens to help clean up street signs

Beijing Municipal Foreign Affairs Office has asked for the help of local residents to help fix any grammatical English errors they find on street signs around the city

Messy trees to be replaced in Beijing

Beijing plans to use new poplar trees it has developed to replace more than 500,000 of the current trees, which release catkins in massive amounts every spring.

8th Beijing Int'l Film Festival opens on Sunday

The festival will run from April 15 to 22.

Beijing takes fresh look at bike regulation

​Beijing's top lawmaking body considered new regulations on Thursday that were designed to strengthen the management of shared bicycles.

Life in Beijing

Interview with director Wong Kar-wai at Beijing Int'l Film Festival

Hong Kong director Wong Kar-wai is heading this year's jury at the Beijing International Film Festival.
In a recent interview, he talks about his expectations for this year's event.

Palace Museum to expand underground warehouse for relics

​The Palace Museum, also known as the Forbidden City, will build a new underground warehouse to protect relics in a controlled environment with custom humidity and temperature settings, according to Shan Jixiang, curator of the museum.

Beijing’s funeral parlor uses 3D tech to recreate faces for the deceased

​A Beijing funeral parlor is offering 3D printing technology services to families so that their loved ones can leave with more dignity.

Beijing launches point-based hukou system

​Non-Beijingers will be able to apply for registration as permanent urban residents of China's national capital under the city's new point-based household registration system to open on Monday.

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