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Evenk celebrates 60 years as an autonomous banner

By Niu Jingjing

August 13

On August 12, the Evenk Autonomous Banner held celebrations for its 60th anniversary of establishment by hosting a Nadam Fair in Hulun Buir, Inner Mongolia, China.

On August 12, the Evenk Autonomous Banner held celebrations for its 60th anniversary of establishment by hosting a Nadam Fair in Hulun Buir, Inner Mongolia, China.

The celebratory ceremony of Evenk Autonomous Banner’s 60th anniversary was held on August 12 in Hulun Buir, Inner Mongolia. [Photo by Niu Jingjing/China.org.cn]
On August 12, the Evenk Autonomous Banner held celebrations for its 60th anniversary of establishment by hosting a Nadam Fair in Hulun Buir, Inner Mongolia, China.

The mood at the ceremony was celebratory, with more than 10,000 communist party members and locals from all across the banner in attendance.

Many residents came to celebrate the Evenk Autonomous Banner’s 60th anniversary and watch the Nadam Fair. [Photo by Niu Jingjing/China.org.cn]
Tana, 67, from Bayantala Daur minority town was invited to the celebration as a model worker who was a village committee cadre from 1978 to 2003, after which she managed the village libraries and helped the teenagers. A role she has continued to fulfill right up to the present day.

“It has changed dramatically since I had gotten married and moved to the town 48 years ago,” said Tana when she was asked about the changes of the banner over these years.

“When I first got here, all the buildings were made of clay, including residents’ houses and government buildings.  Now, we all live in high-rise apartment blocks.”

Tana [Photo by Niu Jingjing/China.org.cn]
The Evenk Autonomous Banner, established in 1958, is one of three ethnic minority autonomous banners in China. With of the help of its ethnically diverse population of 140,000, the banner has made good progress during the past 60 years.

In 2017, the town’s GDP reached 10 billion yuan ($1.5 billion USD), which is 291 times the GDP in 1978. The per capita disposable income of urban & rural residents and herdsmen was 29,148 yuan ($4,257 USD) and 20,581 yuan ($3,005 USD) respectively.

A team of troopers enter into the celebrations and wave to the crowds. [Photo by Niu Jingjing/China.org.cn]
Children of all ethnic groups in the Evenk Autonomous Banner dancing during the celebrations. [Photo by Niu Jingjing/China.org.cn]
Three Ewenki singers sing a song on horseback. [Photo by Niu Jingjing/China.org.cn]

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