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China’s eight man-made miracles seen from space

(People's Daily Online)    15:46, March 14, 2019

Xinhua News Agency recently released a set of GIF images of eight man-made miracles from a new perspective. These photos were taken from space to celebrate the vast achievements China has made in recent years here on earth.

No. 1 Greener Mu Us Desert

The Mu Us Desert, located in northwest China near the Loess Plateau, was once an arid place with very little vegetation. However, in 1959, many individuals and villages joined tree-planting campaigns and over the following decades, turned it into a fresh and greener land.

No. 2 Three Gorges Dam

The Three Gorges Dam is the world's largest hydropower station, located in the Yangtze River Economic Zone. It is a green power source and has injected dynamism into the Yangtze River Economic Belt.

No. 3 Lop Nur

Lop Nur, a former saline lake in northwestern China’s Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, is now a salt-encrusted lake bed. However, underground, the old lake holds abundant reserves of rare mineral resources - potassium sulfate. Today, Lop Nur is the largest potassium sulfate production base in the world, injecting life back into the “Sea of Death".

No. 4 Yangshan deep water port

Yangshan deep-water port boosts China’s foreign trade as an international shipping center.

No. 5 Great Northern Wilderness

For many years, Heilongjiang province in northernmost China was a desolate, barren area. Thanks to decades of farming, the “Great Northern Wilderness” is now known as a vital commodity grain base.

No. 6 Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge

This GIF shows the whole process of building the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge, the world’s longest human-made sea crossing.

No. 7 Beijing Daxing International Airport

The second international airport in Beijing looks like a golden phoenix. According to current plans, it will open to the public this September.

No. 8 FAST

The Five-hundred-meter Aperture Spherical Telescope (FAST) project, the world’s largest radio telescope, can be seen in mountains of southwest China.  

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