Corner Tower of Forbidden City 故宫角楼 and lighting around it from Lanthern Festival (better known as Yuanxiao Festival 元宵节 by locals) 15 days into the Chinese Lunar New Year.
At the four corners of the high wall were built corner towers (in 1420, the creation of Forbidden City). They were rebuilt during Qing Dynasty (1644-1911).
As part of Forbidden City, they served as defensive towers in the same way as the rampart and the ditch. They rest on at their bases on a Buddhist building surrounded by stone columns.
Here is the legend to their subjects. Zhudi, Emperor Yongle of Ming Dynasty, ordered the construction of these 4 towers, each with 9 beams, 18 posts and 72 edges. The chief commander of the project brought together all the carpenters and gave them three months to fulfill this mission.
#Trump officials are set to conclude a diplomatic trade mission in China this week. Officials were discussing the ongoing trade war between the two nations, ahead of a reconvening of officials in Washington next week.
A deadline was agreed to conclude negotiations by March 31st, and if unsuccessful, Trump has vowed to increase tariffs on some $200 billion worth of Chinese goods from 10% to ~25%. This week we will explore how China intends to alter the worlds credits systems and use mass infrastructure programs to sustain the development of Asia and Africa, mainly with the Belt and Road Initiative and Shanghai Cooperation Organization.
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