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Xinjiang's relocation projects help impoverished farmers, herders resettle in plains, oases

CHINA-XINJIANG-KASHGAR-POVERTY ALLEVIATION (CN)

Aerial photo taken on Aug. 18, 2019 shows Qipan Village of Yecheng County in Kashgar, northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region. The family of Helipat has lived here for generations. Thanks to the relocation projects of the poverty alleviation policies, Helipat's family will soon move to their new home in the county. 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/Ding Lei)

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