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Workers weed in the flower fields of Lanzhou New Area in southwest China’s Gansu Province, Aug. 10, 2022.

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On August 10, 2022, in Lanzhou, Gansu Province, northwest China, workers weed a sea of flowers in Lanzhou New Area. (Chen Bin/Xinhua)

This is Xinhua reporting from LANZHOU on August 23. Over the past decade, Lanzhou New Area in northwest China’s Gansu Province has developed numerous industrial clusters, including those for the production of cutting-edge machinery, novel materials, cutting-edge biomedicine, cutting-edge new energy vehicles, etc.

The regional economy grew at a rate of more than 15% annually for five years running.

With the 2012 approval of the State Council, Lanzhou New Area became the first state-level new development area in the northwest of China and the fifth national level special economic development zone.

The cityscape of Lanzhou New Area in Lanzhou, Gansu Province, northwest China, as seen from above on August 10, 2022. In a Xinhua/Chen Bin collaboration,

Qixia Lake in Lanzhou New Area, Lanzhou, Gansu Province, Northwest China, August 9, 2022). (Chen Bin/Xinhua)

This aerial photograph from August 10th, 2022, shows the cityscape of Lanzhou New Area in Lanzhou, Gansu Province, northwest China. Xinhua/Chen Bin)

On the 10th of August, 2022, visitors to the Lanzhou New Area in Lanzhou, Gansu Province, Northwest China, relax in a sea of flowers. An employee at the LS Group High Tech Equipment Industrial Park in the Lanzhou New Area of Lanzhou, Gansu Province, northwest China, on August 11, 2022 (Xinhua/Chen Bin). As reported by (Xinhua/Chen Bin)

Lanzhou, Gansu Province, Northwest China, August 11th, 2022: An employee at LS Group High Tech Equipment Industrial Park in Lanzhou New Area. (Chen Bin/Xinhua)

Lanzhou, in the Gansu Province of northwest China, as seen from above on August 10, 2022. (Chen Bin/Xinhua)