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ded on Weibo by defending the integrity of China’s territory.
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ight way to open Chinese map” on Weibo and called on people to learn China’s territory better.
The ministry announced on its website that a nationwide program will be held at the end of this mont上海419论坛女神会所
h to educate the public about national territory and the map of China, as well as how to use the map correctly.
People living in Hotan prefecture in the southern Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region
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e last prefecture in Xinjiang to the modern transportation infrastructure in the rest of the country.
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in Hotan, stretches 434 kilometers and is a subsection of the G30 National Express
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Construction of the expressway began in July 2017 and it opened on July 31. It has a designed speed of up to 120 kilometers per hour.
The Hotan prefecture had its first expressway linking Moyu county and Hotan cit上海419论坛
y in August last year, but the expressway was not connected with those in other parts of Xinjiang.
Hotan is located in southern Xinjiang, which is known for its hostile environ
上海419论坛女神会所ment and complex geological conditions. It is also one of the poorest regions in China.
Pan Feng, president of a logistics company in Hotan, said the opening of the new expressway is great news for logistics comp
anies as it can shorten the travel time from Kashgar to Hotan from eight hours to just more than four hours.上海419论坛女神会所
“The opening of the expressway will improve traffic infrastructure and benefit the economic development and po
verty alleviation of Hotan,” said Lu Jun, head of the construction team for the expressway.
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uch as sandstorms, rainstorms and flooding and to protect the local ecosystem, he said.
The total length of expressways in Xinjiang is expected to reach 5,234 km by the end of 2019, with上海419论坛
an additional 434 km being built this year, according to the Xinjiang transport department.