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International village at Great Wall

Reporters from home and abroad visit the International Culture Village of Great Wall at Mutianyu, Huairou District ahead of the APEC meetings on November 4. The village has attracted 17 foreign entrepreneurs to settle down and establish businesses since 2005. Jim Spear (right) and his Chinese wife Tang Liang run a hotel named Brickyard at the village. Photos: Shi Yuanfeng

A restaurant in the Great Wall village run by Jim Spear and his Chinese wife Tang Liang.

Julie Upton-Wang and Peiming Wang leased an abandoned primary school and turned it into a restaurant and art glass studio. When US First Lady Michelle Obama came to Beijing this March, she dined at the restaurant, named The Schoolhouse.

Julie Upton-Wang plays notes with her art glass at the studio.

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