A sandstorm in a Beijing intersection is evidence of the difficulty in curbing the spread of deserts. Photo: AP
A sandstorm in a Beijing intersection is evidence of the difficulty in curbing the spread of deserts. Photo: AP
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China’s long fight to reclaim land from the sand

  • The images of Beijing shrouded in a choking yellow cloud are a reminder that despite the best efforts to stop the spread of deserts, goals cannot be attained overnight

A sandstorm in a Beijing intersection is evidence of the difficulty in curbing the spread of deserts. Photo: AP
A sandstorm in a Beijing intersection is evidence of the difficulty in curbing the spread of deserts. Photo: AP
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