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Beautiful Xinjiang: Reform, agricultural modernization and industrial upgrades
2018-08-17 source:Chinadaily
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Xi Xiaolei, a worker at Company 4, 102th Regiment, Sixth Division of the Xinjiang Production and Construction Corps, stands by her cotton fields in Wujiaqu, Northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region, on Aug 13, 2018. [Photo by Zhu Lingqing/chinadaily.com.cn]
In Wujiaqu of Northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region, a city built and administered by Bingtuan — or the Xinjiang Production and Construction Corps — economic vitality is on the rise, as the XPCC has deepened reform, modernized agricultural industry and developed high-tech industry.

Xi Xiaolei, a worker at XPCC Sixth Division's 102th Regiment Company 4, told China Daily Website the free agricultural land allotted to her has increased from more than twenty mu to 50 mu (0.03 square kilometers) since the confirmation of land rights was carried out in the division last year.

"The annual income of my family is about 100,000 yuan and we can make more money this year through planting more seed-melon and cotton, thanks to the confirmation of workers' land rights," Xi said.

The confirmation of land rights is an important part of XPCC's strategic plan to deepen reform. Zhang Wuping, head of the 102th Regiment, said the reform, having been promoted for more than a year, reshaped the relationship between the farm and the workers and brought workers more benefits.

Last year, the average annual income per capita of Company 4's workers was 65,000 yuan, a 30 percent increase year-on-year, according to Zhang.

Cotton grows in a field in Wujiaqu, Northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region, on Aug 13, 2018. [Photo by Zhu Lingqing/chinadaily.com.cn]
Incomes aren't the only things improved through the reform. Workers of XPCC Sixth Division are also benefitting from the development of agricultural modernization.