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Mongolian nomads in the city


After harsh winters that killed their livestock, hundred of thousands of pastoral herders from the steppes settled in Mongolia's capital Ulaanbaatar. But because of poor urban planning, the city is having a hard time keeping up with the influx of new settlers and providing basic services for them. Pearly Jacob visited Ulaanbaatar's so-called "ger" districts, named after the herders' traditional tent-style houses, to see how the former nomads are adjusting to city life.

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Mongolian nomads in the city


After harsh winters that killed their livestock, hundred of thousands of pastoral herders from the steppes settled in Mongolia's capital Ulaanbaatar. But because of poor urban planning, the city is having a hard time keeping up with the influx of new settlers and providing basic services for them. Pearly Jacob visited Ulaanbaatar's so-called "ger" districts, named after the herders' traditional tent-style houses, to see how the former nomads are adjusting to city life.

 

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mongolian nomads in the city CREDITS

 

Camera&Reporter: Pearly Jacob

Assistant Camera: Khuvstsagaan Turmunkh

Interpreter: Enkhbayar Damadarjaa

 

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Beijing's satellite city


As China's economy continues to grow, more and more people are lured to work in the capital, even those who live outside it. Some 300,000 residents of a county in nearby Hebei province commute for hours every day to work in Beijing, seizing opportunities in the city while enjoying the lower cost of living in their hometown. As Yin Hang reports, this has prompted government to improve the city's infrastructure while working to develop Yanjiao County into Beijing's satellite city.

Beijing's satellite city


As China's economy continues to grow, more and more people are lured to work in the capital, even those who live outside it. Some 300,000 residents of a county in nearby Hebei province commute for hours every day to work in Beijing, seizing opportunities in the city while enjoying the lower cost of living in their hometown. As Yin Hang reports, this has prompted government to improve the city's infrastructure while working to develop Yanjiao County into Beijing's satellite city.

 

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beijing's sattelite city CREDITS

Cameraman: Xu Jiye

Reporter: Yin Hang

Editor: Wang Sisi

 

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Vertical farming in Hong Kong


With 7 million people and 8,000 skyscrapers, Hong Kong is one of the most congested cities in the world, with barely any place for agriculture. But some residents have found spaces to plant, grow, and harvest food in the midst of the urban jungle: on top of buildings. Experts say "vertical farming" would not only improve Hong Kong's food supply and give residents access to organic food, but also make the city greener. Li Jiejun reports.

Vertical farming in Hong Kong


With 7 million people and 8,000 skyscrapers, Hong Kong is one of the most congested cities in the world, with barely any place for agriculture. But some residents have found spaces to plant, grow, and harvest food in the midst of the urban jungle: on top of buildings. Experts say "vertical farming" would not only improve Hong Kong's food supply and give residents access to organic food, but also make the city greener. Li Jiejun reports.

 

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vertical farming in hong kong CREDITS

Camera & Editor: DJ CLARK

Correspondent - Li Jiejun