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The old town of Kashgar stands out for its history of more than 2,000 years.
Since 2010, a renovation project at a cost of 7 billion yuan wants to transform
the existing houses to make them earthquake-proof, while keeping
the traditional features.
About 220,000 people, or 42 percent of the city's residents,
live in the old town and some of them feel that her culture is bulldozed away.
(C) Matthias Höher