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Gansu Province is the north-western corridor into China, bounded by inhospitable, mountainous Qinghai to the south-west and the Gobi desert to the north-east, it forms the natural route for the overland silk routes into the heartland of China. Jiayuguan is at the western end of the Great Wall and the Wall forms much of the north-eastern border onto the Gobi desert.
It has a cool and dry climate.
Fur trading in a Tibetan ethnic county in Gansu, 1973.
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