Two elderly Japanese tourists died and another was missing after being trapped in sudden, heavy snowstorms during a visit to the Great Wall of China, state media reported on Monday.Thursday, 29 August, 2013, 4:13am
Long before ultra-running became popular, William Lindesay embarked on a wacky solo mission to run the length of the Great Wall - an adventure that saw him endure fiercely painful blisters, live in constant fear of arrest, and risk the possibility of a lonely and painful death in the wilderness.23 Oct 2012 - 10:08am
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Few people are more knowledgeable about the Great Wall than William Lindesay, who once ran more than 2,000 kilometres along China's most famous structure.11 Mar 2012 - 12:00am
For the last week or so of our 5,000-kilometre Walking Home From Mongolia adventure, my expedition partner Leon McCarron and I have been following the Great Wall of China westwards along the ridges and valleys of northern Shanxi.31 Jan 2012 - 12:00am
You would think that finding the Great Wall of China would be easy. I had seen it on the pages of our Chinese road atlas for some time, marked clearly by a jagged symbol. However, on my iPhone's Google Maps, even when I zoomed in, the wall was indistinguishable from a dusty road. I suppose this dispels the myth that you can see the Great Wall from space.10 Jan 2012 - 12:00am
The Great Wall at Huangya Pass weaves across the northern tip of Tianjin municipality, a 45-minute drive north of Jixian County, where the same range culminates in the Pan Shan Buddhist peaks.
From the pass, the Great Wall extends northwards into Hebei Province.7 Jun 2011 - 12:00am
The Great Wall: A Cultural History by Carlos Rojas Harvard University Press HK$220
Great myths deserve great books, and few more so than the Great Wall of China. The wall is a common trope in modern propaganda, often snaking behind photoshopped PLA soldiers allegorically guarding the frontier.6 Feb 2011 - 12:00am
Tee time20 Jun 2010 - 12:00am
Dinner in the Forbidden City, a fashion show on the Great Wall, a cocktail party in the Great Hall of the People.
These - and many other novel options - are possible to organise in Beijing, a city that has a mind-blowing array of venues for anyone planning programmes for convention or incentive groups.30 Apr 2010 - 12:00am
SCHOOLS Beijing has a range of K-12 fee-paying schools catering to the international community, with most located in Chaoyang district. Many gear students towards the International Baccalaureate, while the Australian, Swedish and French schools focus on their own country-specific curricula. The Beijing No 55 Middle School also enrols foreign students and conducts classes mainly in Putonghua.29 Mar 2010 - 12:00am
Seen from space?
Contrary to popular belief, it can't be seen from the Moon. It was not built as one long wall - different Chinese dynasties built different walls, and they connect in places. But the Great Wall of China is truly great, and it is one of the places in the world you have to visit.1 Jul 2009 - 12:00am
Week of holidays begins with upbeat Beijing gala
Tens of thousands of tourists flocked to Tiananmen Square in central Beijing in the early hours yesterday to watch the flag-raising ceremony, as millions of mainlanders went on the move for the National Day holiday.2 Oct 2008 - 12:00am
The Great Wall
by John Man
Bantam Press, HK$20027 Apr 2008 - 12:00am
It's undoubtedly big, and a very impressive feat of engineering, but contrary to established wisdom, the Great Wall of China isn't the only human achievement that can be seen all the way from the heavens - in fact, it's not even visible from space.16 Mar 2008 - 12:00am