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Foreign Journalists Visit Xinjiang Series(18) — Impression on Xinjiang

By Xuefei Chen Axelsson

Stockholm, Nov. 11 (Greenpost) – Xinjiang is a magical place, Xinjiang is an aspiring area and Xinjiang is also a mysterious place,  how does Xinjiang really look like? Is it safe and stable? With a lot of questions, the reporter came to Xinjiang Ugyhur Autonomous Region.

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Sitting in a minibus, I watched outside through the window. From the Airport to the Northwest Petroleum Hotel, I felt I came back to my hometown Jinzhou, Northeast China because the small business shops are so similar to those stay in Jinzhou. Yet, when I went out from Hotel to the Bazar in the evening, the road looked like the one I took last year in Dalian.  But when we went to Changji with the big bus, I noticed the road has the good company of green trees and grass.  It looks very international.

All the way to north, we often saw a huge picture of President Xi Jinping sitting together with Xinjiang people. The caption is President Xi Jinping and all Xinjiang ethnic groups are heart by heart. This picture is very striking. In the vast grassland, suddenly when you see this picture, you immediately feel so warm in your heart. President Xi is so near to the people. It is also feeling warm seeing the red flag blowing in the sky.

When I walked across the street in Urumqi, I saw the red light, but I also heard the audio guide saying now it is red light, please wait and right after that is Uyghur language meaning the same thing, I guess. In Urumqi, many road signs are in three languages, Chinese, Uyghurs and English.  The subway will be in operation by the end of the year.  Urumqi has both the Xidan Department store and Wangfujing downtown. It makes me feel like in  Beijing.

Xinjiang has prioritised tourism and paid great attention to environment. The air is fresh and the sky is blue with white cloud.

One example is that in our hotel, there is a specification saying that if you need to wash your towel, you should put it in the tub, if you don’t need it, you should hang it on the wall. Indeed, if one person lives here for three nights, it doesn’t need to change because the weather here is very good, people don’t sweat much, it is a little bit dry warm and very comfortable. I think this kind of environmental awareness and promotion is very good.

When we arrived in Altay’s Hemu township, we saw a bridge that was built by Heilongjiang Province’s assistance. There is also a plate that shows the river administration system.  The information office official said China has implemented the river director system. What does it mean? It means the top leader in the area is the one who is in charge of the river keeping it clean. In fact, CPC is a serious party. If they want to do something, they will do it and do it well.

In Altay city, they made great efforts in planting trees and made the mountain green. This was also based on President Xi Jinping’s two mountains theory. Xi used to say that the green mountain and clean water is just the gold and silver mountains. This practice makes many farmers and herdmen benefit because they can have two kinds of income, one part from animal husbandry, the other from the rural tourism such as restaurants and hotels. They also get some subsidies from the government.

On the last day, we went to the Red Mountain in Urumqi. In fact, this was a baren hill. But from 1958, all the party members and cardres began to plant trees here every year. Now it is a very green park with all kinds of flowers. The thick green forest and the beautiful flowers make the park very lively. The color of the flowers are so fresh under the strong sunshine. This has been a typical example of how people’s behaviour change the environment for the better.

The natural environment has changed, the human environment also changed for the better. For example in the grand Bazar, all kinds of ethnic groups can harmoniously work together to do their business and welcome tourists from all over the country and even from the world. This is a good model for national unity.

Overall, Xinjiang is very beautiful and the life rhyme is not too fast. There is a good welfare in Xinjiang and the Xinjiang people are very kind and lovely. Xinjiang’s men are handsome and women are beautiful and capable. Some of the girls dubbed themselves as the second generation of the Xinjiang people because their parents moved from inland area to Xinjiang many years ago. These second generation girls look very beautiful and also very capable. Xinjiang is also a romantic place. Greenpost report suggest you go to Xinjiang to have a look and experience that feeling when you see President Xi staying with all the ethnic groups together. You can also feel the 200 billion yuan investment in Xinjiang. All the new roads were built along the mountains which were hard to imagine even ten years ago.  The airport, railway and even the toilet revolution. (The only thing I strongly suggest for improvement is to provide toilet paper in the toilet. I bet when China can provide toilet paper in all the toilets, that will be the time when China is really developed well.) But the toilet is much better than before except toilet paper. All the houses built in Altay area are mostly made of wood. One can see the assistance from other provinces and this kind of brotherly assistance is also a characteristic of China which is a big family. Only with the leadership of the Communist party, we can see this practice. It is a support, yet they still feel equal because they can share. You can feel the people are very nice.

If you go to Xinjiang, you can also feel the beautiful natural environment. It is very clean and clear, no pollution, the ecological environment is the best. In particular it can have all kinds of environment ranging from the desert hot area, to the Yadan Terrain and rivers and forests. Xinjiang also lets you feel surprised from time to time. Sometimes you feel hopeless at one moment, and then you just see the hope immediately at another moment.

First surprise was that I found my colleague and best friend from 25 years ago. I didn’t know whether he is still working at the same place. But after I told the information office official, just within half an hour, we found him. What a surprise!

Second surprise was that I took the wrong charger when I came out from home in Stockholm, Sweden. I asked the Information official again and she asked all the shops and colleagues and finally a colleague in Changji which is one hour drive from Urumqi found a charger which functioned very well but only cost 80 yuan while the one I bought in Stockholm cost over 600 yuan. This not only saved my day, but also the whole trip.

By the end of the trip, I felt all went very smoothly. Yet due to the whole day rain and the bad weather during the night, our flight was cancelled. I had to call Stockholm to change the ticket, but I couldn’t just delay one day, I had to delay for two days in Urumqi.  But it turned out to be a good thing and that is why we could have the chance to visit the Red Mountain park! What a bonus!

The last surprise was that  three days after I came back from Kanas, I found that I left my beautiful overcoat and a new black suit in the Kanas Yuehu Lake Hotel.  I remember clearly that there were just a few buildings there and my Swedish husband said he couldn’t trace me there suspecting that was a secret place. But soon he googled out the place where we all borrowed a military overcoat to prevent the cold weather in the mountains. I hid the clothes in a wardrobe behind the door. It took the waitress twice to find it finally. What a surprise again! I mean if it is ordinary clothes, I wouldn’t mention it. But it is a most expensive clothes for me and I have never worn it yet! Thanks to Xinjiang Yuehu Lake Hotel Manager Ma Yanhong who later posted it to me.

Of course with the considerate care of the information official, we had a smooth trip. Some people complained that there is so severe inspections and security check. I have to say that it was not as frightening as what people said. But I did experience the security check at the entrance of the Xidan Department store and all the traffic checkpoint.  For this issue, if there were no experience of the Stockholm or Oslo terrorist attacks, I would have been feeling annoyed for example even in Beijing every time when you take subway, you will encounter security check. But now I fully understand the situation and as a citizen I must say the only thing we can do is to obey the law and willingly cooperate with the police. Think of it, every time when you take an airplane, you must experience that check. The same in Xinjiang. Terrorists are in the hidden areas where we didn’t know where, but we are on the spotlight and are vulnerable for any attack. So it is the best that we obey the rules and cooperate with the police so that it will get better and smoother. With the presence of the police, I feel safer. As Shaliyef said, Xinjiang welcomes millions of tourists every year, this is a good evidence that Xinjiang is safe and sound. Of course we have consolidated the development of tourism industry. My Xinjiang friend also said the situation is really good now compared with a few years ago.

What surprised me the most was that when I returned from Urumqi to Beijing, at Urumqi airport, suddenly a group of children wearing red school uniforms and Little Red hat appeared. They stood in concert and advanced to the cabin in an orderly manner with their teachers and with the help of airport personnel. It happened that two children were sitting in the seat next to me. It is understood that these children are all around 10 years old, and at the fourth and fifth grades of elementary school. They are from the primary school of Shache County, Xinjiang. They have a total of 20 people, all of whom are good students selected from various classes. They speak both Chinese and Uyghur language, more cheerful, curious, energetic, and voluntarily coming out. The teacher leads them to visit Beijing and Shanghai for a week. One of the children said that her father was a veterinarian. They have four children in their family. They are all Uyghurs. Their education is free. They came to Urumqi from Shache County and then from Urumqi to Beijing. After 4 hours of flight, the children are still very fresh. When they got off the plane, they put on their overcoat, line up onto the bus. When they arrived at the baggage pick-up area, they took off their coat, because Beijing was hot. The children are very good.

I was thinking that these children could have a chance to go to a big city like Beijing and Shanghai. It was no less than a Beijing child going abroad, or when I was a child, I saw young educated youth from city come to our village in the countryside. This was a great chance to broaden their horizons and help them to form a right outlook on the world. These children are just like  a seed. When they grow up, they will speak Chinese, Uyghur, and English. Their future is boundless. During this trip to Xinjiang, I also learned that most of the terrorists only know one native language, and the level of education is not high. They cannot distinguish between right and wrong. They cannot withstand the incitement of the outside forces and embark on the criminal path of violence and terror. Therefore, the central government has intensified its education and changed the humanities  ecology through national unity family and free education. I heard that primary and secondary education in South Xinjiang is free now. I hope that during the next reporting trip, I will learn more about this aspect.

It is a pity that time is so short that I couldn’t go to Southern part of Xinjiang. With an area of 1.66 million square kilometers, Xinjiang is so big that it will take at least a month to visit all of it from east to west and from south to north. Goodbye Xinjiang and See you next time!

Foreign Journalists visit Xinjiang” series (10) Gobi changed into oasis with Gebao Apocynum Venetum

By Xuefei Chen Axelsson

STOCKHOLM, Oct. 23 (Greenpost) — In the afternoon of August 27th, the reporters went to Gaubau Kender base town of Burqin County in the Altay region with the interview team of the Silk Road Economic Belt in the Altay area. 

Along the way, through the window, people can see many of the posters of General Secretary Xi Jinping and various ethnic minorities.  The caption is that Xijinping and Xinjiang people are hand in hand and heart by heart.

When the bus drove to the Gebao plant base, a beautiful scenery appeared in front of the reporter. Here is the endless growth base of Gebao. In a row, a strain of Ge Bao is planted according to the guidance of scientists and according to a certain plant spacing and line spacing.

So what is Ge Bao Ma, what is its use? It is understood that Gebao kenaf is a new variant of Apocynum venetum. Apocynum venetum was the late agricultural economist Dong Zhengjun who conducted an agricultural research in the Luobu Plain in Xinjiang in the summer of 1952. It was found that the local wild hemp grew particularly vigorously and the fiber quality was particularly excellent. At the same time, in view of the fact that the Chinese people’s food and clothing have not yet been resolved, under the social background and material conditions at that time, the implementation of the oleander red and white wild hemp in all parts of the country is called apocynum, which is conducive to the industrialization of the promotion and settlement of cotton grain land acquisition and growing. The fiber needs can play a considerable role, this is the original intention of Apocynum ye named by Mr. Dong Zhengjun. However, unfortunately, due to human destruction, climate deterioration and other reasons, Apocynum venetum has not been artificially planted according to the wishes of Mr. Dong Zhengjun, and suffered a large number of arsenic farming. Hasty success and disorderly development  resulted that the kenaf was on the verge of extinction, and the quantity and quality of white linen has dropped dramatically.

Luobu or Rob kenaf, in the Tang Dynasty “new revision of the grass” book, and the Ming Dynasty “salvation of the grass”book called “ze paint”, the modern “Chinese higher plants” called “tea flower.” In 1977, Rob kenaf and Robb white  were officially entered into “Chinese Flora”, and Apocynum venetum Linn (Apocynum venetum Linn) was designated as Apocynum venetum L. In the same year, Rob kenaf was recorded in the Pharmacopoeia of the People’s Republic of China, and the total flavonoids of the iconic ingredients were 0.6%. Gebao red hemp is a treasure, hemp seeds can be made into tea, stems and leaves can be made into fiber, and become the material of underwear. It can also make  the Gobi Desert greener.

     From 123 mu(8.2hectare) to 30,000 mu(2000 hectare)

Originally, Liu Qitang (Liu Ban Ge), the chairman of Huatian Textile Fashion (Hong Kong) Co., Ltd., decided to become attached to Apocynum yepa in order to realize his dreamed life. Since 2002, together with China’s famous experts in wild plants, grassland ecology, remote sensing measurement, Chinese medicine chemistry and other areas related to Apocynum venetum, the research team have been in the Yellow River Basin, Hexi Corridor, Qaidam, Tarim reserves and values ​​of 29 apocynum historical distribution areas such as Zhun Geer were repeatedly investigated and evaluated. It was found that it is located at 87 degrees in Tokyo, 47 degrees north latitude, and the northernmost part of the world is the farthest from the coast. Altay’s Alahaq East Gobi still has 123 acres of apocynum. Due to the special temperature difference, wind and light, heat and  water, the plant produces more active ingredients related to stress resistance, and is different in morphology from apocynum growing in other areas, which has attracted the attention of authoritative experts.

According to the national qualification agency, the average effective brass content of the plant was 2.38%. It was researched by Xiao Zhengchun, the director of the former Chinese Apocynum Research Center, and Zhang Weiming, a researcher at the Nanjing Wild Plant Comprehensive Utilization Research Institute, and the internationally renowned plant taxonomy Professor Li Bingtao. They all hailed this plant as “Gobi Treasure” and named it  Altay Gebao Apocynum Venetum Red.

In order to save Gebao kenaf, since 2007, Gebao Company has artificially planted 26,000 mu(1800hectare) of Gebao kenaf  for over 10 years time, accounting for 90% of the total amount of Chinese kenaf. In 2012, Beijing Forestry University conducted an ecological environment assessment.

The results showed that the community was highly quadrupled, the vegetation carbon storage increased by 4 times, the soil microbial biomass increased by 76%, and the water use efficiency increased by 60%. The soil wind erosion modulus is reduced by 80%. The planting of Gebao kenaf can greatly improve the ability of the Gobi desert to prevent wind and sand. Let alone, the top fruit of the Gebao plant can be drunk as tea.

I saw a lot of sea buckthorn trees in the General Mountain. The seabuckthorn tree can be said to be a kind of green tree that grows against driness. The Gebao kenaf is a good way to transform the Gobi Desert into grassland.

In 2012, in order to save the ecological environment of Lake Aibi, based on the successful implementation of the rescue project of Gebao kenaf in Altay, the desert-changing oasis project, with the invitation by Jinghe County People’s Government, the Aibi Lake Wetland National Nature Reserve Administration, Gebao Group jointly implemented the first phase of the Aibi Lake project and planted 100,000 mu(6667hectare)of Gebao plants.

After 10 years of biomimetic planting, the area was rated as the 3A tourist attraction of Altay Gebao sea of flowers in Xinjiang, which was based on the Gebao kenaf eco-industry, featuring Gobo kenaf tea to improve sleep, and integrating Chinese medicine to maintain health. Folklore show, leisure vacation, sightseeing tour, science experience are all gathered in one eco-tourism circle.

Standing on the GI tower with 123 steps to save the gems and pebbles, you can feel their enthusiasm to welcome visitors from all over the world.

According to reports, the Gebao kenaf project has great practical significance. First of all, it is a successful case of preventing desertification. Here is the ideal to turn the Gobi into an oasis. Among them, Gebao Company invested a lot of money, manpower and material resources. At the same time, many scientists and academicians participated in it, and through scientific research, the Gobi became an oasis and expanded the lake area.

Second, Gebao kenaf is also a kind of traditional Chinese medicine. It is said that Gebao kenaf health care products can improve people’s health. According to China Center for Disease Control, China has more than 300 million patients, and more than 200 million people have cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases. On average, one person dies of cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases every 30 seconds, and one third of healthy people have sleep obstacles, resulting in a sub-healthy population as high as 76%. Gebao kenaf can be a natural health food for people with high blood pressure, high blood fat and sleep disorders.

Liu Qitang’s daughter Liu Xiaoyu told reporters that this project was his father’s hard work. After many years of long search, he finally found Rob kenaf. Then they carried out large-scale artificial planting of Rob kenaf and realized 30,000 mu(2000 hectare) of green grassland. They also plan to plant another 50,000 mu(3333 hectare) and turn the Gobi Desert into an oasis.

The nearby lake water level used to decrease. but after more than 10 years of remediation and greening, the surface of the lake has expanded. It can be seen that artificial planting can achieve environmental improvement. At the same time, Gebao kenaf can develop derivative industries while controlling desertification, and establish a demonstration for the transformation of local traditional agriculture and animal husbandry. It has directly increased the income of farmers and herdsmen and improved their cultural quality, achieved sustainable economic development. The construction of ecological civilization is a national strategy, and the Gebao kenaf project truly reflects the concept of green mountain is also golden mountain. Gebao kenaf products include food, tea, health underwear, socks, hats and other clothes products.

President Hu Jintao and Xi Jinping listened to the introduction of the ecological restoration project of Xinjiang Altay Gebao kenaf  in 2010 and 2012 respectively.

In 2012, the United Nations Peace Ambassador, international piano superstar Lang Lang and Gebao Group CEO Liu Qitang based on the common environmental protection concept,  gave the official name of Langlang Shenzhen Concert Hall as “Langlang, Gebao Concert Hall”. Lang Lang and Ge Bao have made an indissoluble bond in the project of benefiting the country and the people of the world.

In order to strengthen the support for the project, Lang Lang, who has always been concerned about environmental protection, is also helping to promote Gebao kenaf. Gebao brand ads can be seen at both Altay and Kanas airports. Of course, the local government also gives great support to this project. They believe that this not only improves the environment, but also increases the income of farmers and herdsmen, so it is a good thing for the benefit of the country and the people.

The foreign media participating in this interview include NHK from Japan, Green Post of Sweden, Echo News of Belgium, Toro News of Afghanistan, Gikabar National News Agency of Kyrgyzstan, media  of Bangladesh, NET TV of Indonesia and India, Egypt, Pakistan, Malaysia, Turkey and Uzbekistan. They are journalists from countries along the Silk Road Economic Belt and come to explore the mysteries of the core area of ​​the Silk Road Economic Belt.

Photo and Text  Xuefei Chen Axelsson

 

Utländska journalister besöker Xinjiang “-serien (10) Gobi bytte till oas med Gebao Apocynum Venetum

STOCKHOLM, 23 oktober (Greenpost) – På eftermiddagen den 27 augusti gick journalisterna till Gaubau Kender bas i Burqin County i Altay-regionen med intervjupersonen i Silk Road Economic Belt i Altay-området.

På vägen, genom fönstret, kan folk se många av affischerna till generalsekreterare Xi Jinping och olika etniska minoriteter. Bildtexten är att Xijinping och Xinjiang människor är hand i hand och hjärtat av hjärtan.

När bussen körde till fruängen i Gebao såg ett vackert landskap framför reportern. Här är den oändliga tillväxtbasen av Gebao. På en rad planteras en stam Ge Bao enligt forskarnas vägledning och enligt en viss växtavstånd och linjeavstånd

Vad är Ge Bao Apocynum Venetum? Det är underförstått att Gebao kenaf är en ny variant av Apocynum venetum. Apocynum venetum var den sena jordbruksekonomen Dong Zhengjun som genomförde en jordbruksforskning i Luobu Plain i Xinjiang sommaren 1952.

Det visade sig att den lokala vildhampen växte särskilt kraftigt och fiberkvaliteten var särskilt utmärkt. Samtidigt med tanke på det faktum att det kinesiska folks mat och kläder ännu inte har lösts, under den sociala bakgrunden och de materiella förhållandena vid den tiden, genomfördes oleanderens röda och vita vilda hampa i alla delar av landet kallas apocynum, vilket bidrar till industrialiseringen av främjande och avveckling av bomullsgrödor och förvärv av växter. Fiberbehoven kan spela en betydande roll, det här är den ursprungliga avsikt Apocynum namnges av Mr. Dong Zhengjun.

Men, tyvärr, på grund av mänsklig förstöring, klimatförstöring och andra orsaker, har Apocynum venetum inte artificiellt planterats i enlighet med Dong Zhengjuns önskningar och drabbats av ett stort antal arsenikodlingar. Större framgång och oordnad utveckling resulterade i att kenaf var på gränsen till utrotning.

Luobu eller Rob kenaf, i Tangdynastin “Ny granskning av gräset” och Mingdynastin “Frälsning av gräset” boken kallad “Ze Paint”, kallade de moderna “kinesiska högre plantorna” teblomman. År 1977 inleddes Rob Kenaf och Robb White officiellt i “Chinese Flora” och Apocynum venetum Linn (Apocynum venetum Linn) betecknades som Apocynum venetum L. Samma år registrerades Rob Kenaf i Folkrepubliken Kina, och den totala flavonoiden av de ikoniska ingredienserna var 0,6%. Gebao röd hampa är en skatt, hampfrön kan göras till te, stjälkar och löv kan tillverkas i fiber och bli material av underkläder. Det kan också göra Gobi grön.

   Från 123 mu(8.2 hektar) till 30 000mu(2000 hektar)

Ursprungligen bestämde Liu Qitang (Liu Ban Ge), ordföranden för Huatian Textile Fashion (Hong Kong) Co., Ltd. att bli knuten till Apocynum yepa för att förverkliga sitt drömda liv. Sedan 2002 har forskargruppen, tillsammans med Kinas berömda experter på vilda växter, gräsmark ekologi, fjärranalysmätning, kinesisk medicin kemi och andra områden relaterade till Apocynum venetum, varit i Yellow River Basin, Hexi Corridor, Qaidam, Tarim reserver och värden av 29 apocynum historiska distributionsområden som Zhun Geer undersöktes och utvärderades upprepade gånger.

Det visade sig att det ligger 87 grader i Tokyo, 47 grader nordlig latitud, och den nordligaste delen av världen ligger längst bort från kusten. Altays Alahaq East Gobi har fortfarande 123 hektar apocynum. På grund av den speciella temperaturskillnaden, vind och ljus, värme och vatten, producerar växten mer aktiva ingredienser som är relaterade till stressmotstånd och skiljer sig från morfologin från apocynum som växer på andra områden, vilket har uppmärksammat auktoritativa experter.

Enligt nationella behörighetsbyrån var det genomsnittliga effektiva mässingsinnehållet i anläggningen 2,38%. Det undersöktes av Xiao Zhengchun, chef för det tidigare kinesiska apocynum forskningscentret, och Zhang Weiming, en forskare vid Nanjing Wild Plant Comprehensive Utilization Research Institute och den internationellt berömda växt taxonomin Professor Li Bingtao. De alla välkomnade denna växt som “Gobi Skatt” och hette det Altay Gebao Apocynum Venetum Red.

För att spara Gebao kenaf, sedan 2007, har Gebao Company artificiellt planterat 26 000 mu(1800 hektar) av Gebao kenaf i över 10 år, vilket står för 90% av den totala mängden kinesiska kenaf. Under 2012 genomförde Beijing Skog Universitet en ekologisk miljöbedömning. Resultaten visade att samhället var mycket fyrdubblade, vegetationskolagret ökade med 4 gånger, jordmikrobiell biomassa ökade med 76% och effektiviteten i vatten ökade med 60%. Jordens erosionsmodul reduceras med 80%. Planteringen av Gebao kenaf kan kraftigt förbättra Gobi-ökens förmåga att förhindra vind och sand. Äntligen kan Gebao-plantans toppfrukt vara berusad som te. Jag såg många havtorn i det allmänna berget. Seabuckthorn träd kan sägas vara ett slags grönt träd som växer mot dricka. Gebao kenaf är ett bra sätt att förvandla Gobi-öknen till gräsmark.

Under 2012, för att rädda den ekologiska miljön vid sjön Aibi, baserat på det framgångsrika genomförandet av räddningsprojektet av Gebao kenaf i Altay, ökenbyte-oasprojektet, med inbjudan från Jinghe County People’s Government, Aibi Lake Wetland National Nature Reserve Administration, genomförde Gebao Group gemensamt den första fasen av Aibi Lake-projektet och planterade 100 000 mu (9999 hektar) av Gebao-växter.

Efter 10 år av biomimetisk plantering, var området rankat som 3A turistattraktion av Altay Gebao hav av blommor i Xinjiang, som grundades på Gebao kenaf ekoindustrin, med Gebao kenaf te för att förbättra sömnen och integrera kinesisk medicin för att upprätthålla hälsa. Folklore show, fritid semester, sightseeing tour, vetenskap erfarenhet samlas alla i en miljö turism cirkel.

Stå på GI-tornet med 123 steg för att spara pärlor och stenar, du kan känna sin entusiasm för att välkomna besökare från hela världen.

Enligt rapporter har Gebao kenaf-projektet stor praktisk betydelse. Först och främst är det ett framgångsrikt fall för att förhindra ökenspridning. Här är det perfekta att göra Gobi till en oas. Bland annat investerade Gebao Company mycket pengar, arbetskraft och materialresurser. Samtidigt deltog många forskare och akademiker i det, och genom vetenskaplig forskning blev Gobi en oas och utvidgade sjöområdet. För det andra är Gebao kenaf också en slags traditionell kinesisk medicin. Det sägs att Gebao kenaf hälsovårdsprodukter kan förbättra människors hälsa.

Enligt Kina Center for Disease Control har Kina mer än 300 miljoner patienter, och mer än 200 miljoner människor har hjärt-kärlsjukdomar och cerebrovaskulära sjukdomar. I genomsnitt dör en person av kardiovaskulära och cerebrovaskulära sjukdomar var 30: e sekund, och en tredjedel av friska människor har sömnhinder, vilket resulterar i en sub-sund population så hög som 76%. Gebao kenaf kan vara en naturlig hälsokost för personer med högt blodtryck, högt blodfett och sömnstörningar.

Liu Qitangs dotter Liu Xiaoyu berättade för reportrar att detta projekt var hans pappas hårda arbete. Efter många års lång sökning hittade han äntligen Rob Kenaf. Sedan genomförde de storskalig konstgjord plantering av Rob kenaf och realiserade 30 000mu (2000 hektar) grönt gräsmark. De planerar också att plantera 50 000 mu (3333hektar) och förvandla Gobi-öknen till en oas. Den närliggande vattennivån i närheten brukade minska.

Men efter mer än 10 år av sanering och grönning har ytan av sjön expanderat. Det kan ses att artificiell plantering kan uppnå miljöförbättringar. Samtidigt kan Gebao kenaf utveckla avledda industrier samtidigt som man kontrollerar ökenspridning och skapa en demonstration för omvandling av lokalt traditionellt jordbruk och djurhållning. Det har direkt ökat inkomsterna från bönder och herdsmen och förbättrat sin kulturella kvalitet, uppnått hållbar ekonomisk utveckling. Konstruktionen av ekologisk civilisation är en nationell strategi, och Gebao kenaf-projektet återspeglar verkligen begreppet grönt berg är också det gyllene berget. Gebao kenaf produkter inkluderar mat, te, hälsa underkläder, strumpor, hattar och andra kläder produkter.

President Hu Jintao och Xi Jinping lyssnade på introduktionen av det ekologiska restaureringsprojektet av Xinjiang Altay Gebao kenaf respektive 2010 och 2012.

Under 2012 gav FN: s fredsambassadör, den internationella pianostjärnan Lang Lang och Gebao Group, VD Liu Qitang, baserat på det gemensamma miljöskyddskonceptet, det officiella namnet på Langlang Shenzhen Concert Hall som “Langlang Gebao Concert Hall”. Lang Lang och Ge Bao har gjort en olöslig obligation i projektet för att gynna landet och världens folk. För att stärka stödet till projektet bidrar Lang Lang, som alltid har varit oroad över miljöskydd, att bidra till att främja Gebao kenaf. Gebao varumärkesannonser kan ses på både Altay och Kanas flygplatser. Naturligtvis ger kommunen också stort stöd till detta projekt. De tror att detta inte bara förbättrar miljön utan också ökar inkomsterna hos bönder och herdar, så det är en bra sak till förmån för landet och folket.

 

De utländska medier som deltar i denna intervju inkluderar NHK från Japan, Green Post of Sweden, Echo News of Belgium, Tolo News of Afghanistan, Gikabar National News Agency i Kirgizistan, media i Bangladesh, NET TV i Indonesien och Indien, Egypten, Pakistan, Malaysia , Turkiet och Uzbekistan journalister. De är journalister från länder längs Silk Road Economic Belt och kommer att utforska mysterierna kring kärnområdet i Sidenväg Ekonomiska Bältets Kärnområdet–Xinjiang.

Foto och Text Xuefei Chen Axelsson

 

Foreign Journalists Visit Xinjiang” Series (9)- Xinjiang’s Altay – Tourism Becomes A Pillar Industry

By Xuefei Chen Axelsson

STOCKHOLM, Oct. 23(Greenpost) — It takes more than an hour from Urumqi to Kanas Airport in the Altay region. On August 27th, more than 30 reporters from China and abroad took the opportunity to come to the Altay area. When we got off the plane, I felt that the temperature dropped immediately. Cloudy and drizzle, 14-27 degrees, the temperature difference was relatively large. Yet, your reporter found that the weather forecast was quite accurate.

At this time, we changed the bus, because when we arrived in Altay, we came to the real mountain area. To get to the top of the mountain, we need to drive a rugged mountain road. Of course, it is just rugged and the ground is still flat. Because this is just a few years after the central government invested 200 billion yuan or about 33 billion US dollars. The slope is like a terraced field. I thought to myself that only the Chinese Communist Party has truly changed its land with great enthusiasm. Because he has a large number of party members and cadres who can persist in afforestation for decades. It is said that the survival of a tree here costs almost 10,000 yuan, planting, watering, protection, and many tree species are also very valuable. It is believed that in the long run, there is great economic, social and ecological benefit.

In this almost impossible place, it is hard to turn the barren hills into an oasis. When we reached the top of the mountain, we saw this stone monument, General Mountain. Why is it called General Mountain? It is not known. According to the investigation, there was a general mountain in Nanjing during the Song Dynasty Yue Fei era. However, here is also called General Mountain, it must be the heroic spirit, the meaning of the invincible land.

From the General mountain, you can see a modern green city built by the river. It is understood that the Altay region is located in the northern part of Xinjiang, bordering Russia, Kazakhstan, and Mongolia.

The border line is 1,197 kilometers long, with a total area of ​​118,000 square kilometers. The six counties and one city under the jurisdiction are border counties. By the end of 2017, the total population in Altay is 671,600, consisting of 36 ethnic groups.

Altay has the reputation of Gold Mountain and Silver River. The tourism resources are unique, with 25 scenic spots above Grade A, 3 national 5A scenic spots, 1 World Geopark and 4 National Forest Parks, enjoying the reputation of One Thousand Miles Gallery.

Ice and snow resources are uniquely endowed. It is located in the world’s skiing gold latitude, snow quality is very high, snow temperature, dryness, humidity and other ski conditions are world-class, ice and snow culture has a long history, known as the origin of human skiing.

Altay also has a geographical and ecological advantage. She is the only region in northwest China that borders Russia. It is the northern channel of the Silk Road Economic Belt and an important node city for the construction of the China-Mongolia-Russia economic corridor. There are four state-class land ports, of which Jiklimin port is open to Russia, and has been included in the autonomous region’s plan.

Altay has a superior ecological environment, featuring a golden sign of clean air,  land and water. The air quality all year round reaches the national level 1 standard, which is known as “natural oxygen bar”. The soil  is of good quality, unpolluted and organic. It is a relatively water-rich region in Xinjiang, known as the “water tower” of northern Xinjiang, with an annual runoff of 12.3 billion cubic meters, accounting for 13.6 percent of the whole Xinjiang. It is one of the six forest regions in China and the largest natural forest region in Xinjiang, with a forest coverage rate of 22.65 percent. The superior ecological system has been identified by the state council as a water-conserving mountain and grassland ecological functional area.

The Altay regional government is striving to build a ‘pure land’ Kanas, Snow Altay, and become a place of great beauty, harmony and happiness in Xinjiang, and is the most inhabitable place. There are more than 200 high-quality tourism resources such as glacial rivers, forest grasslands, lake wetlands, geological wonders, and desert Gobi, which are national and even world-class ecological areas. Ice and snow resources are unique and the skiing conditions are world class. The air quality has reached the national first-class standard throughout the year and is recognised as the summer resort of leisure and health.

After more than 20 years of hard work, the reception capacity has been greatly improved. There are already 26 travel agencies, 11 branches, 40 star-rated hotels and 90 star-rated farmhouses.

The person in charge of the district government said that it will continue to promote the construction of key projects such as Altay Mountain Wild Snow Park, the General  Mountain Ski Resort, Kanas Hemu Snow Township, development of ski camps, rescue supply stations, flight bases and other winter tourism related projects. Taking Altay International Ice and Snow Festival as a carrier, the festival will continue to be held, Burqin County Haze Festival, Fuhai Winter Festival, Car Ice Rally, Kanas Ice and Snow Festival and Hemu Spring Festival Celebration will be held to attract tourists.

The Altay region also intends to promote the development of the property industry, self-driving tour, air travel (building three regional airports, 15 helicopter landing points), relying on the port, the national gate and the Corps husband and wife  meeting station to build a red tourism and patriotism education base, special tours including the desert Base surfing tour and more. In short, they will make great efforts in aviation, railway and highway construction. The state invested 200 billion yuan in Xinjiang to develop tourism. The Altay region has been the vanguard.

The reporters went to the top of General Mountain through the rugged  Road, overlooking the entire Burqin County. A clear river passes through the city. The county town is surrounded by mountains and the river  flows in the middle of the town.

According to reports, there were not so many trees in the mountains here, but in the past ten years, party members and cadres here have taken the lead in planting a large number of trees. Among them, seabuckthorn trees have a great effect on wind and sand fixation, and the fruits can be made into beverages. The Gobi Desert has changed a lot. Local people use drip irrigation technology to water new trees, which ensures survival.

The local official said that they actively implement General Secretary Xi Jinping’s motto “Green Mountains and clean rivers are gold mountain and silver mountains “. Since 2008, Altay has carried out large-scale afforestation activities in various areas such as General Mountain, Camel Peak, and Altay City in the spring and autumn. Through the joint efforts of the cadres and the masses in the city for 10 years, a total of 28,000 mu of spruce, birch, scotch pine and other trees of 27 kinds of more than 2 million plants have been planted. The urban green area reached 38.7%, and the urban air quality index is 100%. The average value of PM2.5 is only 14. It ranks first among 29 cities in Xinjiang. The General Mountain Forest Park, Camel Peak Forest Park and National Garden City were built. The living environment has improved markedly and the people feel the life is getting better and better.

Photo and text Xuefei Chen Axelsson