Hutong

 
A bicycle is parked outside a Hutong home with a demolition notice seen behind the entrance wall near the historical Drum and Bell Tower in Beijing. Photo: AP

Beijing plans to rebuild past by razing hutongs

In a corner of old Beijing, officials want to re-create a piece of China’s dynastic past by rebuilding a square near the Drum and Bell towers in 18th-century Qing dynasty fashion. 

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Yun Fu