Workers in a rural area embroidery work makeup cooperation in Tekes County, Xinjiang Autonomous Region on Aug 10, 2020. [Photo / Xinhua]

Urumqi - In a historic feat in the autonomous region of Xinjiang, northwest China has ordered farewell maintain absolute poverty.

the last 10 impoverished counties in Xinjiang have managed to eliminate absolute poverty, the regional government said Saturday.

10 counties, including Shache County, Moyu County and County Akto are no longer impoverished counties by official standards, said the local government in an online statement.

All 10 counties are in southern Xinjiang, where the largest desert in the country is. Local people used to have limited access to stable income and public services because of the harsh natural environment and poor infrastructure.

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