China repairing damaged Great Wall

      Repair work of damaged sections of The Great Wall of China has begun. They include sections in northern Hohhot, the capital of Inner Mongolia and Qingshuihe county. According to Xinhua, a gold mining company had intentionally damaged a section of the wall in the Mongolia Autonomous Region in 2009. Ling Ling, deputy chief of the cultural heritage bureau of Hohhot said, "This section was badly damaged and repair was urgently required." The construction of the Great Wall dates back to around 200 BC when Emperor Qin Shihuang (259-210 B.C.) had the fortification walls built to stop invasions by northern tribes.

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