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Xinjiang’s cotton town transforms into textile hub

Saturday, 27 May 2017

Aksu, a city in southern Xinjiang, also traditionally known as a cotton town, will soon be home to a new Textile Industrial Park, designed to link China’s cotton exports to Central Asia and Europe.

The Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region has become the nation’s largest cotton producer during the past 22 years, which now accounts for about 60% of the aggregate production. Aksu has also become a major planting area.

About 70 textile companies, including apparel-making giants such as Youngor, have built and developed factories at the industrial park, which pumped a total of 15.58 billion yuan ($2.27 billion) in 2016.

Facing West and Central Asia, Xinjiang has also connected China and neighboring countries, participating in the Silk Road Economic Belt, under the Belt and Road Initiative.

Source by: Internet

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