$100 million allocated for Great Wall protection
China's central government has allocated $100.72 million (700 million yuan) to protect the Great Wall over the past two years.
The amount was revealed by Liu Yuzhu, director of the State Administration of Cultural Heritage (SACH), at a national meeting attended by cultural heritage officials across the country.
In 2017, SACH aims to set up model zones for protection, launch training programs for protectors and volunteers, and establish a national research center for Great Wall protection, Liu said.
With a total length of more than 13,000 miles (21,000 kilometers), China's Great Wall runs through 404 counties in 15 provincial regions, with much of it in poor condition due to natural erosion and man-made damage.