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Unusual China or Where there is a center of Eurasia - RIA Novosti, 5/10/2017


The Chinese conductors near the high-speed train to Urumqi, China. Archival photo
URUMQI (China), on May 10 — RIA Novosti. Where there is a center of Eurasia? In the middle of the continent the biggest region of China — the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR), Xinjiang more often called just which occupies the one sixth part of the territory of the country is located. Xinjiang it is possible by the right to call the place of contrasts: the desert adjoins to high snow-covered ridges, and in the territory of the region people of 53 nationalities live. How one of key regions of the New Silk way develops, the correspondent of RIA Novosti.© Fotolia/Stripped Pixelmezhetnicheskiye has learned marriages with Uyghurs vlastyamirazvity SUAR will be paid Chinese one belt — one way" which China announced in 2013 is carried out within large-scale strategy ". She is directed to creation of infrastructure and establishing interrelations between the countries of Eurasia. Strategy includes two key directions of development: economic belt of the Silk way and sea Silk way. Representatives of local administration unanimously declared to journalists that Xinjiang has to become the key and central region of an economic belt of the Silk way. One of advantages of the region is his geographical arrangement — SUAR borders on eight countries at once. The region has 15 overland open ports of the first class and two aviation ports, and also a large supply of oil and gas resources. "Xinjiang is strategic border of the northwest of China, the key region of the strategy of development for the western regions of China, an important window to the west for China, power supply sources and the main site of an economic belt of the Silk way" — the deputy chief of committee on development and reform of SUAR Zhang of Shitszyun.© of RIA Novosti has emphasized. Alexander Isayevpolition in the Chinese Xinjiang demanded from locals to hand over the SUAR pasportaadministrativny center the city of Urumqi is that in translation from drevnemongolsky means "a fine pasture". Now on this urumchiysky pasture only roads and houses, but in the distance still are seen snow caps of Tian-Shansky mountains. In the city large-scale construction of houses, offices, the subway and roads is conducted. However houses are empty because of the high cost. It is difficult to believe, but multystoried buildings and roads with a hard coating to Urumqi have appeared not so long ago. The first such building consisting of eight floors was built in honor of a decade of declaration of People's Republic of China (date of declaration — on October 1, 1949). And this record of height of buildings remained in Xinjiang the whole 20 years. Now the authorities of the People's Republic of China give help to Xinjiang. For the last seven years 82,969 billion dollars have been invested in development of SUAR, in particular, on construction of houses and roads, creation of jobs, education and so on. Besides, the government of China sends to the region of highly qualified specialists from among Han (ethnic Chinese), stimulating their resettlement with special privileges. For the last 20 years to development of the region there have arrived about 20 thousand человек.© AFP 2017/STRB China of inflation

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