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Social fund joins renovation of Great Wall

Updated: Aug 1,2018 9:13 PM     Xinhua

BEIJING — The renovation of a Great Wall section in Beijing has started, with the help of both governmental and social funds, according to a statement from the China Foundation for Cultural Heritage Conservation (CFCHC) on Aug 1.

The renovation project of the Jiankou section of the Great Wall in Beijing’s Huairou district, co-sponsored by the CFCHC, the local township government, and Tencent’s charitable foundation, is expected to be finished next June.

“This is the first time for us to work with nongovernment funds to renovate the Great Wall,” said Li Xiaojie, director of the CFCHC, adding that the use of social platforms is expected to attract more attention toward the Great Wall and its protection.

Besides financial support, Tencent also pledged to better promote the culture of the Great Wall with its digital resources.

The Jiankou section of the Great Wall was built during the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644).