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Xinjiang helps impoverished farmers, herders relocate to eradicate absolute poverty


This combo photo shows old houses (up, March 18, 2019) and new houses at a resettlement site (March 20, 2019) in Darya Boyi Town of Yutian County, northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region. To fulfill the mission of eradicating absolute poverty by 2020, Xinjiang has been helping impoverished farmers and herders move from mountainous regions and desert hinterland to resettle in plains and oases. As of the end of 2018, a total of 140,000 poverty-stricken people in the region were relocated. Another 21,000 people will be relocated in 2019. (Xinhua/Hu Huhu)

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