The triad of Beijing, Tianjin and Hebei had significant strategic importance for every ambitious ruler who craved the vast territory of the Central Plain. Today lots of monumental structures still stand in this region - religious sanctuaries, military defense works, and secular residences – all evoking memories of wars, conquest, piety, and the lives and deaths of the rulers of imperial China.
Libraries and bookstores have joined hands to build 18 mini-libraries in temporary hospitals in China's Wuhan, the epicenter of the novel coronavirus outbreak, to lend "spiritual support" to patients there.
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