Scientists from the Germplasm Bank of Wild Species in Southwest China pose for a photo on Mount Qomolangma during a seed collecting mission in 2021. (Photo from the website of the Germplasm Bank of Wild Species in Southwest China) By Zhang Fan, Li Maoying Located in the suburbs of Kunming, capital city of southwest China’s Yunnan province, the Germplasm Bank of Wild Species in Southwest China is the only national preservation facility for the storage of wildlife germplasm resources in China, as well as one of two such facilities in the world built to meet international standards.
A villager in Huaping county, Yunnan province holds a basket full of mangoes with a big smile, Aug. 17, 2018. (Photo by Liang Zhiqiang/People’s Daily Online) By Li Maoying, People’s Daily Deep in the rolling mountains along both sides of the Jinsha River in Lijiang, southwest China’s Yunnan province, people in a riverside village are busying pruning mango trees after their mangoes have all been sold out. Making the most of its abundant resources of light, heat, and water, Longjing village in Huaping
Photo taken on August 17 shows florists pack fresh cut flowers at the Dounan Flower Market, Kunming, capital of southwest China’s Yunnan province. (Photo by Li Faxing/People’s Daily Online) By Liu Wenbo, Han Xiaoming, Li Maoying, People’s Daily The Dounan Flower Market, located in southwest China’s Yunnan province, usually ushers in its peak of business at around 4 p.m., when trucks fully loaded with fresh flowers converge on the market. Citizens flock to the market to buy flowers, tourists are attracted