An old gateway contrasted against modern tower blocks in Beijing. Photo: AFP An old gateway contrasted against modern tower blocks in Beijing. Photo: AFP
An old gateway contrasted against modern tower blocks in Beijing. Photo: AFP

China’s government urges planners to stop building identical looking cities

Policy document says greater efforts should also be made to protect traditional architecture, amid rapid development in world’s second-largest economy

Topic |   Architecture and design
An old gateway contrasted against modern tower blocks in Beijing. Photo: AFP An old gateway contrasted against modern tower blocks in Beijing. Photo: AFP
An old gateway contrasted against modern tower blocks in Beijing. Photo: AFP
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