Nanjing City Wall climbing wall on its way to Nanjing, China.
A city wall along China’s border with neighboring Myanmar is set to be completed by the end of the year, with local governments across China planning to erect it along a portion of the border in the coming months.
The city of Nanjing is located in the southernmost part of Yunnan province and sits on the border of Yunhai and Lianyang provinces.
According to the Chinese government, Nanjing was the capital of the Ming dynasty.
This was the first time Nanjing has been built along the Chinese border.
“The wall is an attempt to maintain stability on the frontier with Myanmar,” a spokesman for the Nanjing Municipal Government, Zhang Yongjun, told the China Daily newspaper.
According to the Nanzhen Xinhua news agency, the city wall will be constructed in five phases.
First phase will be to reinforce the wall.
This phase will consist of erecting a wall, as well as installing lighting and security barriers along the wall to prevent infiltrators from entering the city.
Second phase will involve the construction of a third fence along the boundary.
The fence will be set to extend for several kilometers from the city walls.
Finally, the third phase will include building a fourth fence.
The fifth and final phase will entail building a fifth fence and installing it along the frontier.
A spokesman for China’s provincial government, the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, told Xinhua the construction would take approximately a year.
On Saturday, the government in Nanjing said it will be installing surveillance cameras along the city’s perimeter.
The city of about 2.6 million people has been struggling to maintain order after a series of violent riots.
The latest wave of unrest came as the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) in December launched a sweeping crackdown on religious and ethnic minorities in Xinjiang, a region of northwestern China that borders Russia, Iraq, Syria and Iran.
In March, more than 200 people were killed in riots that took place in Nanjian, the capital.
China has not made any announcements about building the wall or its plans for the border, but its neighbors in the region have expressed concerns about its security implications.
Nanjing City Council President Zhang Yongqing told the Xinhua that the construction could be viewed as a “political act,” and he hoped the city would “not be forced to take action.”
“It is a question of building the right wall, of building a bridge between the two sides,” Zhang said.