September 18, 2020, the restoration site of the enemy station No. 67-69 in the Badaling Ancient Great Wall Scenic Area. Photo by Beijing News reporter Wang Yuanzheng
The 520.77-kilometer Beijing Great Wall, with the Ming Great Wall as the main body, passes through Pinggu, Miyun, Huairou, Changping, The six districts of Yanqing and Mentougou are the most well-preserved, most valuable, most complex and culturally rich sections in the country.
In the 1960s and 1970s, the Great Wall suffered serious damage. Some cultural relics protection experts were heartbroken and strongly called for the protection of the Great Wall. In 1984, the Beijing Municipal People’s Government announced the entire Beijing section of the Great Wall as a city-level cultural relics protection unit.
Since 2000, Beijing has carried out nearly 100 Great Wall protection projects.
In the early morning of May 4, 2017, the arrow In Xizhazi Village at the foot of the Great Wall, the nailing master who rushed to the construction site from his home early in the morning nailed the palms of the mules of the pack team. Photo by Wu Jiang
May 2017 On the 4th, in the material yard of the Jiankou Great Wall repair site, the grooms of the pack team were tying city bricks on the backs of mules. Photo by Wu Jiang
May 2017 On the 3rd, at the Jiankou Great Wall repair site, a worker had just completed a move, leaving a mark on his clothes in the same shape as the city bricks. Photo by Wu Jiang
On May 3, 2017, at the Jiankou Great Wall repair site, workers were working on the Great Wall on the top of the mountain. Photo by Wu Jiang
May 2017 At noon on the 3rd, workers were working on the Jiankou Great Wall repair project site. Photo by Wujiang
With the announcement of the “Beijing Great Wall Cultural Belt Protection and Development Plan (2018-2035)”, the Conservation and repair efforts have been further intensified. The plan proposes that by 2035, through means such as emergency rescue and daily maintenance, Beijing will realize that the Great Wall itself and its carriers will be free of danger across the board. In order to achieve this goal, starting from 2019, Beijing will promote 10 rescue and reinforcement projects of the Great Wall every year. As of June this year, Beijing has organized and implemented 50 emergency and reinforcement projects for the Great Wall.
In 2021, in order to further strengthen the research on the protection of the Great Wall, solve the technical and financial problems encountered in the implementation of the Great Wall protection project, and protect the Great Wall. The establishment of the Restoration Practice Base was an opportunity, and Beijing shifted the focus of its work from a general protection project of the Great Wall to a research-based restoration project.
Research repairs mainly include four parts: archaeology, design investigation, formulation of design plans, and construction. Compared with the previous renovation projects, the research-based renovation will focus on strengthening scientific research before construction, using scientific and technological means, adding archaeological forces, collecting more scientific data, and using digital technology to deduce diseases.
September 17, 2020, Changping District On the Ming Great Wall in the village and town, two workers check the construction drawings in a tent near the repair site. Figure/Visual China
2020 On September 18, workers carried building materials to the restoration site of the enemy station at No. 67-69 of the Badaling Ancient Great Wall Scenic Area. Photo by Beijing News reporter Wang Yuanzheng
On September 18, 2020, the restoration site of the enemy station No. 67-69 in the Badaling Ancient Great Wall Scenic Spot. Photo by Beijing News reporter Wang Yuanzheng
2021 In July, at the 44th World Heritage Conference of UNESCO, the Great Wall was rated as a demonstration case of protection and management by the World Heritage Committee, and the protection and management practices of the Great Wall represented by the Beijing Jiankou Great Wall Protection Project and the Badaling Heritage Impact Assessment were carried out for various countries. Large-scale linear cultural heritage and serial heritage protection have contributed fruitful “Chinese experience” and “Chinese wisdom”.
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