The New Loulan Project: Revitalizing an Oasis in China’s Taklimakan Desert (In Chinese)
Yang (m): Everyone
in this world should know one thing: that is, no matter how much money
we have, we cannot take one penny with us when we die. Therefore, when
we are alive,instead of seeking material wealth, we should be kind and
helpful to the less fortunate people in this world, and then we can
achieve greatness in our lives.
HOST: Earth-loving viewers,
welcome to Good People, Good Works. Today’s program features Dr. Wender
Yang of Formosa (Taiwan) who is the president and founder of the
non-profit HIMA Foundation.
The Foundation is responsible for
the New Loulan Project that seeks to revive a thriving green oasis that
once existed in the ancient past of in Xinjiang, China’s Taklimakan
Approximately 2,000 years ago, Loulan was a prosperous
city-state that supported much life and featured a vibrant culture.
Located along the historic Silk Road, it once was a prominent economic
hub and connected China, the Mediterranean and Europe.
Dr. Yang (m): The desert in Xinjiang
is at the west end of China. Taklamakan Desert began to desertify around
2,000 years ago and it continues to expand with the speed of 168 square
kilometers per year so far. The condition of desertification is very