Mr. Lu Guoping: (Regarding the words about old buildings in Beijing) A Tsinghua University professor said, “Beijing is not destroyed by war, not destroyed in revolutions, but destroyed by construction.” Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter said, “We have the ability to build numerous Manhattans or New York Cities, but we will never have the ability to build a second Beijing.” A German historian said, “What we have now, you will have in the future; However, we never have had [historic buildings] before, and you will not have [the past] again.”

Published on April 13, 2014 at 18:00 by Sina Weibo