HONG KONG - One of China's leading news agencies The Ying Yang News Agency is reporting that government inspectors have reported that recent inspections of The Great Wall of China have turned up some shocking discoveries.
It appears that due to decades of unbridled graffiti at the hands of young Chinese hoodlums and possibly some visitors from nations throughout the world the Great Wall, affectionately referred to by the locals as "Wally" may have to be completed demolished.
Chen Chang Dong with The Chinese Federal Department of Wall Inspecting remarked that Federal agents reported 2,391 instances of Great Wall vandalization attributed to wanton acts of graffiti writing.
Dong pointed out that most of the graffiti consisted of Chinese symbols symbolizing the various gang names of gangs of teenagers based near "Wally."
Some of the graffiti markings made reference to things that were not necessarily gang related such as Chinese fortune cookies, Chinese fire drills, and Chinese Checkers.
Mr. Dong stated that for a time graffiti removing teams were able to paint over the graffiti but after a while it became a never ending battle with some of the gangs reapplying the graffiti markings within minutes of when the graffiti removing teams had left the area.
Another thing that made it even more difficult was the fact that some of the older gang members were able to purchase permanent spray paint that boasted on the label that there is no way that anyone can ever take this graffiti off short of blasting it to hell with a rocket launcher or similar weapon.
So the Chinese government has decided to throw in the towel as they say in Pittsburgh. The president of China Hu Jintao is presently taking bids from various construction firms to totally demolish the entire 5,500 mile long wall.
He has urged residents of China to plan their 2011 vacations to visit the Great Wall of China before July 1, when the first sections of the wall will be demolished.
President Hu Jintao has stated that they will be selling souvenir pieces of the wall on eBay and on the Internet. Those wanting a piece of "Wally" can log on to www.greatwallsouvenir.gym