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Great Wall preservation work draws flak

By Liu Ce in Shenyang ( China Daily ) Updated: 2016-09-23 10:10:27

The renovation of a 700-year-old stretch of the Great Wall in Suizhong county in southwest Liaoning province has triggered a public outcry and scrutiny over claims of poor workmanship.

The little-known Xiaohekou section, which has a reputation among hikers as the most beautiful original Great Wall, is a nationally protected cultural relic. The restoration occurred in 2014 and drew public attention after someone recently posted photos online.

In the photos, the wall appears to have been covered in a smooth, white material. Local authorities say it's sandy soil.

Great Wall preservation work draws flak

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