The 85-year-old who turned desert town green

BY SILVI WRITER   In 1955, 22-year-old Wang Yanming left his hometown in Hebei province for Karamay, in the Gobi Desert in northwest China’s Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, for a job as an oil worker. In the more than 60 years since, he has witnessed Karamay’s transformation from a desert outpost into a green, modern city. “There was literally no grass,” said Wang, who has … Continue reading The 85-year-old who turned desert town green