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China Daily / 2021-05 / 11 / Page018

Veteran prospector finds a golden life in Xinjiang

China Daily | Updated: 2021-05-11 00:00

URUMQI-One would have to refrain from the impulse to speak English when talking with Li Yizu, a man with curly white hair, blue eyes and other Western features.

While Li, 83, is genetically a foreigner, he was adopted and raised by a Chinese family in Beijing, which is evident by his prominent dialect of the city.

"Don't call me a foreigner. I'm Chinese, and more specifically, a Xinjianger," Li tells anyone who mentions his foreign looks.

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