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Border guards in 'mosquito kingdom' in Northwest China

People’s Daily app

22:58, June 22, 2020

The Beiwan area of Habahe County, Northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, is known as the "mosquito kingdom." In summer, a slap can kill hundreds of mosquitoes.

The first thing the Chinese soldiers stationed here do every morning is not to wash, but to "dump the mosquitoes.”

"Burn cow dung while playing basketball, burn thatch while going to the toilet" was once their slogan.

Today, an indoor training ground has been built. The number of illnesses caused by mosquito bites has been greatly reduced.

The camp is also equipped with 20 large solar mosquito killers, and military dogs have their kennels covered with mosquito nets.

Patrol soldiers' clothing is also being updated to prevent mosquito bites.

While guarding the border, the soldiers have garnered experience fighting against mosquitoes.

Chinese soldiers never succumb to any harsh conditions. But the soldiers here have a little wish.

They hope that someone can customize the mosquito suits for their dogs to protect them while patrolling.

(Video source: CCTV-7; Compiled by Huang Jingjing and Zhang Qiwei)

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