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

CHINA-XINJIANG-KASHGAR-POVERTY ALLEVIATION (CN)

Helipat's daughter Gulizba looks out of the window at her new home at a relocation site in Yecheng County in Kashgar, northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, Aug. 19, 2019. 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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