Ethnic minority village opens in China (24 images)

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.
Updated: Oct. 9, 2012 at 9:10 AM
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A Naxi Chinese ethnic minority woman plows a small patch of land next to a sunflower garden near her village in Lijiang, northern Yunnan Province, on September 30, 2012. More than 100 million Chinese farmers will move to cities by 2020, posing huge challenges and risks for urban planners and already stretched social welfare systems, according to a new government report. UPI/Stephen Shaver
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