09
Aug
07

Little Building Defies Beijing’s Olympic Ambitions

The two-story building where Ms. Sun’s ancestors opened a bakery in the 1840s — their clientele included the Qing emperor and his court — has been on Beijing’s demolition list since Monday. Local officials have notified the Sun family that the building is along the route of the Olympic marathon. Land is needed for a beautification project. A bulldozer is parked outside.

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