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Building new lives: Zhang's memory

Updated: 2012-06-18 11:10
( chinadaily.com.cn)

Zhang Wenxiang, 90, has been living near the Bell Tower in Beijing for nearly 70 years. But now his old house will be demolished due to a road-widening construction project.

Beijing's oldest communities are also the city's most convenient, so Zhang does not want to leave his home for a new building. He spoke about his life over the past decades and all of his good memories.

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Building new lives: Zhang's memory

Video: Sun Peng

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Producer: Flora Yue

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