Structural revolution – the battle to preserve China’s heritage – FT.com

English: A bustling commercial area of a Beiji...

English: A bustling commercial area of a Beijing hutong. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

English: A hutong in Beijing.

English: A hutong in Beijing. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Hutong

Hutong (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

hutong in Bejing

hutong in Bejing (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

English: Hutong seen from Drum Tower Beijing Z...

English: Hutong seen from Drum Tower Beijing Zicht op de Hutong in Beijing, vanaf de Drum Toren. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

This is a moving story by Simon Rabinovitch, the FT’s correspondent in Beijing, China. Check it out!

For me, this story brought back vivid memories of  my visit to Beijing where I was saddened that the charming old city was being replaced by modern concrete structures. I especially loved the glimpse of “old Beijing” in Hutong.

via Structural revolution – FT.com.

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