Since it was established in 1958, the center has turned the desert zone, in which it is located, into an eco-friendly city, where flowers, grass and other plants thrive in late autumn. More than 60 oases have emerged, and flourishing vegetation has been appearing in the extremely arid desert, where the annual rainfall is 40 millimeters while the annual evaporation is over 3,600 millimeters.
The undated photo shows part of Jiuquan, a satellite launch center in northwest China's Gansu Province.
photo shows a soldier patrolling on a reservoir in Jiuquan.
people protecting a railway leading to Jiuquan, a satellite launch center .
children leaving a kindergarten in Jiuquan.
a swimming pool in Jiuquan.
people enjoying themselves in a bar in Jiuquan.
people catching fish in a reservoir in Jiuquan.
people milking in a dairy barn in Jiuquan. (xinhua)