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Int'l Forum on History, Future of Xinjiang held in Kashgar

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Int'l Forum on History, Future of Xinjiang held in Kashgar

2024-06-12 20:54 Last Updated At:22:07

The International Forum on the History and Future of Xinjiang, northwestern China was held in the autonomous region's Kashgar City on Wednesday.

More than 170 experts and scholars from Kazakhstan, the United States, Australia and other countries attended the forum.

The event aimed to promote the diversified and integrated study of Xinjiang's history and culture through international exchanges in the fields of archaeology and history, and deepen exchanges and mutual learning between Chinese and foreign civilizations.

Kashgar is the westernmost city in China, bordering Tajikistan, Afghanistan, and Pakistan. It is an important economic, political, cultural and information center in the western part of southern Xinjiang.

As a major commercial port town on the ancient Silk Road which has witnessed the bustling Eurasian trade routes, Kashgar today has continued to play its role in promoting the exchange between Eastern and Western civilizations.

Int'l Forum on History, Future of Xinjiang held in Kashgar

Int'l Forum on History, Future of Xinjiang held in Kashgar

Int'l Forum on History, Future of Xinjiang held in Kashgar

Int'l Forum on History, Future of Xinjiang held in Kashgar

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China's 2024 summer grain output hits record high

2024-07-15 11:55 Last Updated At:12:07

China achieved a bumper summer grain harvest in 2024, with the output reaching a record high of 149.78 million tons, up by 2.5 percent or nearly 3.63 million tons year on year, recent official data showed.

The ample yields of staple crops help bolster the country's food security, according to the National Bureau of Statistics.

The summer grain output per hectare reached 5,628 kilograms, an increase of 2.5 percent or 135.4 kilograms from last year. Notably, the wheat yield per hectare reached 5,986 kilograms, marking a 150-kilogram increase from 2023.

Currently, China has over 1 billion mu (about 66.67 million hectares) of high-standard farmland nationwide, effectively increasing grain yields per unit.

The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs has launched a three-year plan aimed at enhancing the unit yield of wheat, along with a governmental fund of 1.6 billion yuan (about 220 million U.S. dollars) to support efforts in pest control, disease prevention, and heat resistance.

"We focus on addressing challenges in wheat planting process, including issues with plowing, sowing, management, and harvesting. By integrating fine varieties, key technologies, and advanced agricultural machinery, we've significantly increased unit yield of wheat over extensive regions. Henan Province has seen a rebound in wheat production, and major wheat-producing provinces like Shandong, Hebei, Jiangsu, and Anhui have achieved record-high yields per unit area," said Lyu Xiutao, deputy director of Department of Crop Production at the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs.

China's 2024 summer grain output hits record high

China's 2024 summer grain output hits record high

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