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Beijing plans “biggest” revamp of ancient lanes

Beijing is planning its largest ever revamp of the city’s imperial-era neighborhoods in an effort to preserve cultural relics ahead of the Olympic Games next year, local media said on Wednesday. Renovation work would see 1,474 courtyard properties spruced up in 40 Beijing “hutong,” or alleyways, in four inner city districts, the Beijing News said. Full Story

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