China in 2 minutes a day
Top news and analysis delivered to your inbox

Ploughing farmland

A farmer plows his terraced fields on the Loess Plateau, which is located around the Wei River valley in central China. The plateau used to be mostly covered with dense forests and lush grasslands, but it suffers from great water loss and soil erosion due to deforestation and overgrazing.

More from SupChina

This is what Shanghai foodies crave
A SupChina guide to the hottest items on the menu in Shanghai. Read more
Apr 21, 2017