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Beijing's hutongs: fragile pearls of Chinese tradition

What I like about the hutongs: their surprising old-fashioned charm which reminds you what towns used to look like, in danger from modernity. In fact, housing needs and the liberalization of the economy have entailed a process of urbanization that puts the beautiful old towns in danger. The hutongs will be lucky not to be completely obliterated. 

The hutongs, Beijing's hidden treasure
Emilie Joulia
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