Men of the People: One man battles to tame China’s 4th largest desert

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    “Had we not done our work, this road would’ve been buried by sand in just one night,” said Tang Ximing as we zipped through a gorgeous desert route on a bright red Jeep Wrangler, golden dunes heaving on each side.

    This is the Tengger Desert, China’s fourth-largest, spanning 36,700 square kilometers across Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, Gansu Province, and Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region.

    Off the trail, Tang shows us the magic – good old wheat straw, which local farmers used to burn as farm waste, shoved into the sand in 1-by-1-meter squares, forming cubicles that stabilize the sand.

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