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New Silk Road helps wealth bloom in desert

By Cui Jia and Mao Weihua in Horgos, Xinjiang | China Daily | Updated: 2019-08-14 07:10

Horgos was a remote outpost which 'the camels passed by' until President Xi's blueprint was turned into a reality

Editor's note: As the People's Republic of China prepares to celebrate its 70th anniversary on Oct 1, China Daily is featuring a series of stories on the role regions have played in the country's development and where they are today.

The Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region, which covers one-sixth of China's territory and borders eight countries, was a key link on the ancient Silk Road. Many ancient kingdoms thrived because of the famous trade route connecting China, Central Asia and Europe.

New Silk Road helps wealth bloom in desert

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