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China Letter-News and Human Rights

China human rights news with focus on the Uygur of Xinjiang, Tibetans and Tibet, Chinese mining workers, religion, corruption and censorship.

Monday, April 26, 2004

Xinjiang's Tarim River Diversion

Xinjiang  Uygur China map"Chinese water conservancy experts are working to divert water through new channels to the lower reaches of the Tarim River to ensure the section has water permanently.

The 1,321 km-long Tarim River is the longest inland river in China's western Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region. Running west to east along the northern edge of the Taklimakan Desert, China's largest desert, the river valley is home to 120,000 local residents and covers some 86,670 hectares of farmland."




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