China's Heilongjiang Province (13 images)

The Northern frontier province of Heilongjiang borders Russia and is home to one of China's vanishing ethnic minorities, the Hezhen.
Updated: Aug. 6, 2013 at 10:20 AM
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A new road under construction cuts through a massive rice farm in Fujin, a frontier town in China's northern Heilongjiang Province on August 3, 2013. China's frenetic economic boom and aggressive urbanization are shrinking the country's farmland at an alarming rate, scientists and government officials say. China supports 22 percent of the world's population with just 10 percent of the world's total farmland, which is causing alarm among its top leaders. UPI/Stephen Shaver
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