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Beijing Bashes Billboards in Bid to Beautify Buildings

As of the end of last week, nearly a third of the 27,000 noncompliant billboards have been removed from buildings in what authorities have called the “skyline operation” in Beijing. Above, a crane lifts a business sign off a building in Beijing on Nov. 28. Photo: Visual China
As of the end of last week, nearly a third of the 27,000 noncompliant billboards have been removed from buildings in what authorities have called the “skyline operation” in Beijing. Above, a crane lifts a business sign off a building in Beijing on Nov. 28. Photo: Visual China

Beijing is ramping up a citywide campaign to tear down billboards and logos that protrude from the edges of buildings in a bid to remake the city’s skyline.

As of the end of last week, nearly a third of the 27,000 billboards labeled irregular by municipal authorities have been taken down in the “skyline operation,” the government-run Beijing Daily reported, citing official sources.

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