Divided into three parts, residential quarters, pottery making area and burial ground, the site is abundant in cultural relics. Over 10,000 stone tools and artefacts, 250 tombs and six large kilns have been excavated at the site. The Banpo Museum is the first museum dedicated to the study prehistoric settlement sites in China.
Xinjiang is the largest production area for these tomatoes in China, with over 80 percent of its output exported every year. Currently, over 300,000 Xinjiang farmers like Bai work to provide high-quality processing tomatoes as raw materials for ketchup for the global market.
When touching on the United States’ so-called “Uyghur Forced Labour Prevention Act,” which just took effect and absurdly presumes that all goods from Xinjiang are produced through “forced labour,” Bai became serious.
The 54-year-old farmer, who started planting tomatoes 26 years ago and has had his fair share of rollercoaster experiences with the small round fruit, shook his head with incomprehension and indignation — How could an honest and hardworking farmer like him be labelled a human rights abuser?