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Ningxia, Oct 26 (EFE/EPA).- Nestled in the hinterlands of north-central China, between the Yellow River and the Helan Mountains in Ningxia, lies some of the country’s most fertile soil that yields a range of rich agricultural products, from wheat and rice to sugar and grapes. Known as the ‘Oasis of the hinterland’, the area, which combines optimal altitudes with a relatively arid climate and moderate temperatures, has become a major hub of Chinese wine production, a sector that is currently booming. China ranks as the fifth largest wine consumer in the world. According to official figures, online retail sales of the wines from Ningxia increased by 22 percent year-on-year to nearly 290 million yuan ($42.2 million) in the first nine months of 2020. (Camera: ALEX PLAVEVSKI)SHOT LIST: THE NINTH NINGXIA INTERNAIONAL WINE EXPO AT HELAN MOUNTAIN'S EASTERN FOOT, NINGXIA, CHINA.

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