Seeking Preservation in Beijing

Wang Jun, author of two best-selling books on urban history and planning in China, became an advocate of historic preservation after watching Beijing's old city destroyed and rebuilt as skyscrapers.
April 29, 2010, 12pm PDT | Tim Halbur
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CNN interviewed Jun about his views on China's modernization.

Jun (talking about his books):" I tried to answer what is pushing the biggest urbanization in human history? How did it happen? Many problems mentioned in these two books are not unique to China. Beijing was a densely populated city that was suitable for walking. And yet more roads, gated communities and giant shopping centers are being built. People have to drive around to get things done."

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Published on Wednesday, April 28, 2010 in CNN
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