Tomatoes of Xinjiang Production and Construction Corps await to be sold in Bayan Gol Mongol Autonomous Prefecture, northwest China’s Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region. The tomato harvest season begins in recent days when tons of tomatoes are made into ketchup and exported to foreign markets…Full Article: Xinhua Aug 2015

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  • From 2010 to 2013, Chinese tomato production increased from 46.8 million MTs to 50.6 million MTs.
  • From 2007 to 2013, Chinese tomato paste exports ranged from 800,000 MTs to 1.1 million MTs annually. The tomato paste was primarily exported to Africa and Russia.
  • Established in 1954 and headquartered in Ürümqi, Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, Xinjiang Production and Construction (XPCC, aka Bingtuan) is a quasi-governmental organization that accounts for approximately 30% of China’s cotton output. Initially given a mandate by Mao Zedong to develop and garrison China’s frontiers in the far west, the XPCC has emerged as the country’s leading cotton producers. The XPCC has Xinjiang cotton operations in the cities of Aral, Tiemenguan City, Tumxuk, and Shuanghe.

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