Chinese President Xi Jinping arrived here on Thursday for a state visit to the United Arab Emirates (UAE), the first by a Chinese head of state in 29 years to the Arab state.
President Xi Jinping has called for greater efforts to win the battle against poverty on time, and build a demonstration area for implementing new development concepts.
On a hot summer day in July, the old town of Kashgar in Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region is packed with visitors despite the scorching heat. Down an alley, merchants shout and children on their summer vacation play.
Chinese internet giant Alibaba has been helping impoverished villages sell agricultural products over the past few years, with Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region a major beneficiary, according to the latest data released by Alibaba.