Northwest China’s Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region has imported 21 Akhal-Teke horses, a breed famed for its speed and endurance, from Kazakhstan. After a two-day journey from Kazakhstan, they arrived in Jeminay border pass in Xinjiang’s Altay prefecture at the weekend and will settle down in Urumqi following a 45-day quarantine, according to Xinjiang Yema Group, which imported the horses…Full Article: China Daily Dec 2017

Key Points

  • The Akhal-Teke, known in China as a “blood-sweating horse” for its distinctive sheen, is a horse breed from Turkmenistan.
  • In 2009, Xinjiang Yema Group (founded in 1993) began importing Akhal-Teke horses from Turkmenistan, Kazakhstan, and Russia.

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  • In July 2017, Jeminay County, Altay Prefecture, Xinjiang Region, was selected as a pilot zone for agriculture and infrastructure development projects.
  • In April 2017, Ireland and China signed trade agreements relating to thoroughbred horses for China’s racing sector.

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