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China recognizes 55 ethnic minority groups within the country in addition to the Han majority. With over 25 ethnic minorities living in Yunnan, they make up about 34 percent of its population.
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A Cai Chinese ethnic minority woman uses a loom to make colorful scarves and shawls from local silk and cotton to sell to tourists in Lijiang, northern Yunnan Province, on September 30, 2012. In many ancient cities around China which have a large population of ethnic minorities, textiles and fabrics are widely available and sought after by both foreign and domestic tourists. UPI/Stephen Shaver
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