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Can the Chinese Government afford to maintain the Great Wall? [Copy link] 中文

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Post time 2016-9-12 09:01:08 |Display all floors
The Great Wall Of China is probably the most iconic site in the whole of China.
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Many sections of the Wall are restored and open to the public however many sections are in disrepair and need money spending on them, surely this is the job of Central Government?
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It has recently come to light that the Government is esorting to crowd funding to pay for repairs, the Government body The China Foundation for Cultural Heritage Conservationstarted the crowd funding project in August and so far 16,000 people have donates around 300,000 RMB of the 11,000,000 RMB the group hopes to raise for these works.

Dong Yaohui, who is in charge of this project says that protecting such a large site is more than the Government can do on it's own " by pooling the contribution of every single individual, however small, we are able to form a great wall to protect the Great Wall", The cash is to restore the Xifengkou section in Hebei where the Wall goes under a reservoir.

Should such things not be paid for by the Government who seem to have endless cash for high speed railways and expressways? Is it not down to the Government to protect heritage for the future generations?
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Post time 2016-9-12 23:11:13 |Display all floors
Prison chain gangs or honor prisoners.

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Post time 2016-9-13 00:36:56 |Display all floors
Perhaps the Chinese government can use some of the profits from their unbelievable amounts of money from the sale of cigarettes to keep the Great Wall in good repair. After all it is one of the great wonders of the world.

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Post time 2016-9-13 05:17:25 |Display all floors
They waste Millions on the new tallest bridge soon to be open rather than use that money in Northern China (in particular) to help standards of living increase there so NO they should not spend a copper coin on the wall until they sort out their peoples well being

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Perhaps the Chinese government can use some of the profits from their unbelievable amounts of money  ...

On the whole the Chinese pay scant regard to their cultural heritage

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DMZappa Post time: 2016-9-12 23:11
Prison chain gangs or honor prisoners.

Then the bleeding hearts would be up in arms about human rights

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Post time 2016-9-13 06:32:47 |Display all floors
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Perhaps the Chinese government can use some of the profits from their unbelievable amounts of money  ...

The tax revenues in China are already huge, maybe some of that could be better spent

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