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Mr. Hu: Do NOT Tear That Wall Down!
Interesting news keeps flowing out of China, so we'll keep relaying it. It turns out that a private contractor was building a new road, which destroyed a section of the Great Wall of China, as well as a large beacon tower.
The fine on the contractor, from the Cultural Relics Bureau of Inner Mongolia, was a tiny 500,000 yuan ($63,000 USD), for the destruction.
This took place in the Inner Mongolian village of Longsheng, near Fengzhen, north-west of Beijing.
I guess they figured they still have 4500 more miles of the Wall left.