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Thousands of villages have a population of less than ten people, and many more lack adequate infrastructure.
Despite rapid growth, the historically poor region continues to struggle with underdevelopment and emigration.
Women from the Yao ethnic minority in China’s south cut their dark hair only once in a lifetime.
From contemplative prayer to eye-popping fireworks, celebrations marking Chinese New Year are always spectacular.
Some 3.5 billion journeys will be made by people returning from cities to their hometowns to celebrate the new year.
Among the Kayan tribe the ancient custom of wearing neck rings for life is on the decline.