The Chinese government did take materials from the Wall in the 1970s, which they used to build homes when building supplies were running short. Mao Zedong did not regard the Wall with any special cultural feelings. In fact, for most of the last several thousand years, the rest of the world was more impressed with the Wall than the Chinese. It has only been late in the 20th century that the Chinese people have adopted the wall as a cause for nationalistic pride.
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