South China city launches 680 mln yuan worth of projects supporting Xinjiang

Shenzhen City in south China's Guangdong Province launched 38 projects worth 680 million yuan (about 95.89 million U.S. dollars) to support the development of northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region.

These projects covered education, medical and health infrastructure, tourism and other fields in Xinjiang's Kashgar City and Tashkurgan Tajik Autonomous County.

The city and the county have achieved poverty alleviation by the end of 2019 through the joint work of Shenzhen and these two regions, said Yang Chunsheng, head of the city's department in charge of the supporting work for Xinjiang.

Pairing-up assistance plays an important role in China's development. The pairing of developed and underdeveloped, disaster-hit and other areas is almost ubiquitous in the country.

Under such a framework, capital, skilled workers and other resources have been channeled to the country's vast western regions, including Tibet and Xinjiang.