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Friends of Old Beijing

Once the greatest city ever designed and built on this planet

Now hurt badly because of human greed

Last chance to preserve its unique hutong neighborhoods and communities...

Location: Beijing
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Your first impression of Old Beijing

Started by Matthew Hu Xinyu Mar 6, 2011. 0 Replies

This is not a serious sociology research, I just need you to tell me the first thing poped into your mind when you landed in Beijing: When was your first trip to Beijing? What was your expectation of…Continue

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Comment by Matthew Hu Xinyu on January 3, 2012 at 9:29pm

Hi Brooke, thanks for sharing. It has been on the Chinese media all over the place as well. Sad indeed, but as an old Chinese saying goes, "food" is heaven for "people", with economic interest in view, all the heritage buildings are simply obstacles for them to get rich, or "developed"...

Comment by ELIZABETH GILL LUI on June 3, 2011 at 1:02am
Matthew-thanks for inviting me to join with others at SAFE in their important work....
Comment by Matthew Hu Xinyu on May 31, 2011 at 10:48pm
Comment by Matthew Hu Xinyu on May 25, 2011 at 10:18pm
Comment by Matthew Hu Xinyu on May 25, 2011 at 10:17pm

All the recent scandals on the Palace Museum is perhaps only a tiny bit of the iceberg...



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