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Looking through my photos of Inner Mongolia from way back when, way back when skins were a different colour, hairs held a different way, smiles pressed distinctively, dispositions fearlessly optimistic.
Inner Mongolia, long and narrow, stretching from east to west, with a total area of 1.183 million sq km. On the map, its shape is like a galloping horse or a hovering eagle, the landlocked state guarding the northern border of China.
Inner Mongolia, rich in natural resources, regarded as a “treasure bowl” and figuratively generalised as bearing grain in the south, animal husbandry in the north, forest in the east, iron in the west and coal, just coal everywhere.