One third of China’s Great Wall is reportedly missing

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Anyone who has visited the Great Wall of China remembers the structure as awe-inspiring, but there are parts of the structure that few ordinary visitors have seen and would imagine exist. Reports show the majority of the UNESCO world heritage site is in dire condition. Originally built to defend an empire, the Great Wall now needs someone to leap to its defense. CCTV’s Tao Yuan filed this report from the Beijing-Hebei border.

One third of China's Great Wall is reportedly missing

One third of China's Great Wall is reportedly missing

Anyone who has visited the Great Wall of China remembers the structure as awe-inspiring, but there are parts of the structure that few ordinary visitors have seen and would imagine exist. Reports show the majority of the UNESCO world heritage site is in dire condition. Originally built to defend an empire, the Great Wall now needs someone to leap to its defense.
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[img src=https://america.cgtn.com/wp-content/flagallery/photos-the-great-wall/thumbs/thumbs_11113965_10206805659641518_2624641777014894453_o.jpg]3240The Mutianyu section of the Great Wall in Huairou County, about 50 miles northeast of Beijing.
Photo by Jim Spellman / CCTV America
[img src=https://america.cgtn.com/wp-content/flagallery/photos-the-great-wall/thumbs/thumbs_11289407_10206805660521540_2126608820783172279_o.jpg]2630The Mutianyu section of the Great Wall in Huairou County, about 50 miles northeast of Beijing.
Photo by Jim Spellman / CCTV America
[img src=https://america.cgtn.com/wp-content/flagallery/photos-the-great-wall/thumbs/thumbs_20150523_111542-1.jpg]2390The Mutianyu section of the Great Wall in Huairou County, about 50 miles northeast of Beijing.
Photo by Jim Spellman / CCTV America
[img src=https://america.cgtn.com/wp-content/flagallery/photos-the-great-wall/thumbs/thumbs_20150523_110636.jpg]2390The Mutianyu section of the Great Wall in Huairou County, about 50 miles northeast of Beijing.
Photo by Rich Murphy / CCTV America
[img src=https://america.cgtn.com/wp-content/flagallery/photos-the-great-wall/thumbs/thumbs_20150523_111302.jpg]2020The Mutianyu section of the Great Wall in Huairou County, about 50 miles northeast of Beijing.
Photo by Rich Murphy / CCTV America
[img src=https://america.cgtn.com/wp-content/flagallery/photos-the-great-wall/thumbs/thumbs_20150523_120002.jpg]1940The Mutianyu section of the Great Wall in Huairou County, about 50 miles northeast of Beijing.
Photo by Rich Murphy / CCTV America
[img src=https://america.cgtn.com/wp-content/flagallery/photos-the-great-wall/thumbs/thumbs_20150523_114357.jpg]1800The Mutianyu section of the Great Wall in Huairou County, about 50 miles northeast of Beijing.
Photo by Rich Murphy / CCTV America
[img src=https://america.cgtn.com/wp-content/flagallery/photos-the-great-wall/thumbs/thumbs_20150523_120714.jpg]1800The Mutianyu section of the Great Wall in Huairou County, about 50 miles northeast of Beijing.
Photo by Rich Murphy / CCTV America
[img src=https://america.cgtn.com/wp-content/flagallery/photos-the-great-wall/thumbs/thumbs_img_6980.jpg]1710The Mutianyu section of the Great Wall in Huairou County, about 50 miles northeast of Beijing.
Photo by Rich Murphy / CCTV America
[img src=https://america.cgtn.com/wp-content/flagallery/photos-the-great-wall/thumbs/thumbs_img_6983.jpg]1670The Mutianyu section of the Great Wall in Huairou County, about 50 miles northeast of Beijing.
Photo by Rich Murphy / CCTV America
[img src=https://america.cgtn.com/wp-content/flagallery/photos-the-great-wall/thumbs/thumbs_img_6984.jpg]1750The Mutianyu section of the Great Wall in Huairou County, about 50 miles northeast of Beijing.
Photo by Rich Murphy / CCTV America
[img src=https://america.cgtn.com/wp-content/flagallery/photos-the-great-wall/thumbs/thumbs_img_6987.jpg]1660The Mutianyu section of the Great Wall in Huairou County, about 50 miles northeast of Beijing.
Photo by Rich Murphy / CCTV America
[img src=https://america.cgtn.com/wp-content/flagallery/photos-the-great-wall/thumbs/thumbs_img_7001.jpg]1650The Mutianyu section of the Great Wall in Huairou County, about 50 miles northeast of Beijing.
Photo by Rich Murphy / CCTV America

Victor Gao on China’s disappearing Great Wall
For more on the concern over the Great Wall of China’s, CCTV’s Mike Walter spoke with Victor Gao from Beijing about preserving the historical site.

Victor Gao on China’s disappearing Great Wall

Victor Gao on China’s disappearing Great Wall

For more on the concern over the Great Wall of China’s, CCTV’s Mike Walter spoke with Victor Gao from Beijing about preserving the historical site.
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