Breaking news: Fire destroys Mandarin Oriental Beijing

The forthcoming Mandarin Oriental Beijing has been destroyed by fire, according to reports by the Reuters news agency.’s sister site was among the first to report the news (click here to visit the site), and videos of the fire have already started to appear on You Tube.

The 241-room hotel had been due to open later this year. It is understood that the adjacent China Central TV headquarters has not been damaged by the fire.

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  • This demonstrates that the issue of fire safety management on construction sites still has not been adequately absorbed in China. The economic situation in China will lead, as in the past, to more short cuts being taken to get projects completed.

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