China to check length and condition of great wall

China today said it would use technology to check the length and condition of the Great Wall to find ways to better protect the country’s most famous landmark.

China today said it would use technology to check the length and condition of the Great Wall to find ways to better protect the country’s most famous landmark.

The wall weaves for thousands of miles through a dozen provinces, municipalities and autonomous regions in northern China, much of it in remote areas, but its exact length and condition are not known.

“We will use remote sensing, aviation and information technology. Scientific analysis allows us to grasp the current condition of the Great Wall and update the current regulations on its protection,” said Tong Mingkang, vice director of the State Administration of Cultural Heritage.

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