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Beijing Strives to Make Traveling Green and Innovative

Wang Yongchao, former billionaire, has collected 33,600 old relics to create the country’s largest folk art museum in Shaanxi, Guanzhong province. 
China Daily

62 miles
A new section of the Great Wall has been discovered on an expedition led by William Lindesay. He believes the wall was built during the Han Dynasty around 120 BC. 

3 million 
After a significant drop in the number of new Weibo users last month, from 20 million to 3 million, the blogosphere is concerned about the risk of losing its influence. This drop is in response to Chinese authorities looking to enforce the real name registration system on all users.
The Christian Science Monitor

70 million 
Chinese travel abroad has increased significantly since 2010, increasing from 57.4 million trips abroad to 70 million trips made last year. According to the China Tourism Academy, these numbers are only expected to continue rising in the coming years. 
The National

17.6 million square meters
With the construction of Beijing’s high-speed rail and continued sustainability efforts, there is a plan to expand the city bringing 17.6 million square meters of multi-use space. The expansion plans are following a proposal submitted by Skidmore, Owings, and Merrill, the winning architecture firm based out of Chicago. 
TG Daily

...children were found with elevated levels of lead in their blood last September through the air from a battery plant, an auto parts manufacturer and a recycling company. To combat any future complications,the municipal government is taking action to develop emissions standards for such facilities.

14.9 billion yuan
The cost of building a subway across the Yangtze River to link Wuchang and Hankou by the end of  2012.



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