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The Gobi Desert in central China in particular gobbles up 3,600 square kilometers of grassland annually. Powerful sandstorms are rife in the area, and farmers are robbed of their livelihood. China's desertification even affects neighboring countries such as Japan, North Korea and South Korea.
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