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One Minute China: Spirit screens in Beijing's hutong

Updated: 2021-12-01 09:50 ( chinadaily.com.cn )
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The first thing you see when you enter a hutong (narrow alleys) courtyard in Beijing is maybe a yingbi, or "spirit screen". This carved stone wall is believed to keep out bad spirits as well as to provide privacy.

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