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CGTN published this video item, entitled “Self-driving tractors sow cotton seeds on 126,000 hectares of farmland in Xinjiang” – below is their description.
In early April, cotton began to be planted on 1.9 million mu (about 126,666 hectares) of arable land in Shaya County, northwest China’s Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region. Now self-driving tractors can help farmers spread cotton seeds in a more efficient way.CGTN YouTube Channel
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Xinjiang, an autonomous territory in northwest China, is a vast region of deserts and mountains. It’s home to many ethnic minority groups, including the Turkic Uyghur people. The ancient Silk Road trade route linking China and the Middle East passed through Xinjiang, a legacy that can be seen in the traditional open-air bazaars of its oasis cities, Hotan and Kashgar.