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Friday, November 25 2022 - 13:57
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JINXIU, China, Nov. 25, 2022 /Xinhua-AsiaNet/--

The celebration of the 70th anniversary of the founding of Jinxiu Yao 
Autonomous County will be held in Jinxiu County on November 28, 2022. At the 
appointed time, there will be a variety of celebration activities with national 
characteristics, including welcome party, celebration activities, national art 
performance, 70th anniversary achievement exhibition, symposium on economic and 
social development, county-level celebration art party, grassroots visit 
activities and a series of cultural and sports activities. 

Jinxiu, the earliest Yao Autonomous County after the founding of the People's 
Republic of China, is located in the Dayao Mountains in the east of the central 
part of Guangxi. With a total area of 2,518 square kilometers and a total 
population of 156,000, Jinxiu is a county with the largest number of Yao ethnic 
groups and enjoys the reputation of "Capital of Yao People in the World". Mr. 
Fei Xiaotong, a famous contemporary sociologist, once said: "The Yao research 
center of the world is in China, and the Yao research center of China is in 
Jinxiu." And he wrote the inscription -- "Home of Yao".  

Jinxiu has a forest coverage rate of 87.91%, ranking first in Guangxi. The 
county is neither cold in winter nor hot in summer, having a high content of 
negative oxygen ions. It is a resort for health care and summer resort. There 
are many kinds of wild animals and plants throughout the county, ranging from 
the Shinisaurus Crocodilurus Ahl survived in the age of dinosaurs to the 
extremely rare "queen of butterflies" -- teinopalpus aureus, and "living fossil 
of plants" -- cathaya argyrophylla as well as other rare animals and plants. At 
present, there are 6 national AAAA scenic spots such as the Shengtang Mountain 
and Lianhua Mountain. During the "13th Five-Year Plan" period, the county has 
received 31.357 million tourists, realizing a tourism income of RMB 27.64 
billion and having transformed the ecological value contained in "clear waters 
and green mountains" into "mountains of gold and silver", according to the 
Publicity Department of Jinxiu Yao Autonomous County.

Since the "13th Five-Year Plan", Jinxiu has been accelerating the 
transformation of its agricultural development pattern, giving full play to its 
gifted strengths and "characteristic" industries. A total of 99 core 
demonstration areas (parks and demonstration sites) of modern characteristic 
agriculture have been built. The county has 205,000 mu of fruit planting area, 
95,600 mu of camellia oleifera, 55,400 mu of tea trees, and 170,600 mu of 
traditional Chinese medicinal materials, with 1,162,300 mu of non-timber 
forest-based industrial area. The featured agriculture has become a "treasure 
bowl" for farmers to increase their income. New agricultural operators have 
become the "vitality factor" of modern agriculture, injecting strong momentum 
for construction of modern agricultural demonstration parks. 

Jinxiu has successively won the titles of "Model Collective of National Unity 
and Progress", "The Most Beautiful County in China", "Natural Oxygen Bar in 
China", Practice and Innovation Base for "clear waters and green mountains are 
as good as mountains of gold and silver" and "Ecological County in Guangxi". 
The county has successfully established "National All-for-one Tourism 
Demonstration Area", "National Forest Tourism Demonstration County" and 
"Guangxi Famous Tourism County". It is also awarded the titles of "Home of Yao 
Medicine in China" and "Demonstration Base of Traditional Chinese Medicine in 
Guangxi". 

Source: The Publicity Department of Jinxiu Yao Autonomous County

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