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GANSU, February 10 -- Mingqin, located in the middle of China’s Gansu Province, is a major source of sand storm in China. With kinds of project on desertification prevention and control carried forward, including the straw checkerboard technique, a forest shelterbelt over 300km has been developed on the 408km sand line. Bird viewing from the air, it looks like a Green Wall.

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XINJIANG, January 23 -- The construction of Tarim Desert Highway Shelterbelt was officially initiated on 16 August, 2003. With 2000 seedlings planted along the both sides of Tarim Desert Highway, the shelterbelt seems like a green corridor, which is 436 kilometers long and over 70 meters wide. The project fundamentally controlled the hazard of desertification along the Tarim Desert Highway.

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GANSU, November 20 -- The eco-engineer project of Thousand Miles Forest Shelterbelt on the desert has been started since 2015 in Wuwei, Gansu Province. With expected duration of six years and budget of 1.93 billion yuan, the aim of the project is to construct a forest shelterbelt with more than 500 kilometers and 1000 meters wide along the desert crossing Gansu Province and Inner Mongolia. After the completion of the project, the shelterbelt will form a new ecological shelter for Gansu Corridor.

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Sand-fixation Caragana belt in the East Desert of the Yellow River in Ningxia Province (Salt pond)

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Set checkerboard or sand barriers to fix quicksand with crop straws, weeds and shrubs on shifting sand dunes, and planted trees and grassed in the checkerboard.

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