Tourists walk at Nanluoguxiang in Beijing. Nanluoguxiang has been developed into Beijing's busiest commercialised hutong. Photo:

Beijing unveils grand plan to protect old town, as China’s capital looks for a new landscape

  • China has unveiled a blueprint to preserve what is left of its historic capital city’s inner sanctum, but mainly for central government apparatus
  • Dongcheng and Xicheng will have historical sites, with the ultimate aim to create a ‘flat and open’ view of the old town, according to the plan.
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Tourists walk at Nanluoguxiang in Beijing. Nanluoguxiang has been developed into Beijing's busiest commercialised hutong. Photo:
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Sidney Leng

Sidney Leng

Sidney Leng joined the Post in 2015 after spending a year and a half working for US media, including National Public Radio and Foreign Policy Magazine. He has been covering China's macroeconomic policies and financial regulations since 2016.