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Protection not profits must be priority for relics

China Daily | Updated: 2018-08-10 07:40

AIRBNB, an online short-term apartment renting platform, recently announced a contest in which four people and their guests would be able to sleep for a night on the Great Wall. China Youth Daily comments:

Airbnb's announced plan would have allowed the four groups to sleep in a custom-designed "home" set in one of the Great Wall's towers.

The incident aroused wide public discussions about the possible damage that might be done to the Great Wall, which is a UNESCO World Heritage site and cultural relic protected by law. As a response, Airbnb said they had got support from the local government as well as the tourism authorities of Beijing municipality and its Yanqing district.

Protection not profits must be priority for relics

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