World architecture festival: China dominate awards shortlist

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The world’s largest annual event celebrating the best in architecture is under way in Lisbon, Portugal.

About a third of all short-listed sites are in China.

In April however, the government issued a ban on what it called flashy “ugly architecture”, in a bid to encourage smaller, more sustainable projects with a sense of history.

Al Jazeera’s @Katrina Yu reports from Beijing, China.

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