Today's skiers and snowboarders are used to relying on ski lifts at resorts to take them to the top of a mountain before experiencing the addictive thrill of swooshing down the mountain.
The cotton harvest season started in October in Xinjiang. Xinjiang is the largest cotton-growing area in China. The region's cotton output hit 5.16 million tonnes in 2020, accounting for 87.3 percent of the total in the country, said the National Bureau of Statistics.
Relating their own life experiences and stories via video link, representatives from Aksu and Hotan also denounced the lies of the cotton farm "forced labor" as well as "violations of the rights and interests of ethnic minority women."
Xinjiang's population growth from 2000 to 2020 was 1.15 percentage points higher than the national average in the compound annual growth rate, the white paper said.
Northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region recorded 83.67 billion yuan (about 12.92 billion U.S. dollars) in foreign trade in the first seven months of this year, up 14 percent year on year, local customs has said.