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Horse team coming to Beijing

Beijing Morning Post' cover features the horse team on the way to Beijing.

A horse team consists of 120 horses and mules is coming to Beijing from Yunnan, they bring Puer tea and run across 8000 miles for 5 months, 5 of horses died during the march.

The team follows a route which is similar with the "Tea and Horse Road" in Qing dynasty 166 years ago. Each horse or mule loads with 50kg of tea. The horsemen come from 11 minorities in Yunnan, they could not take shower and had to eat on the roadside during the march, conditions for them are very harsh.

The horse team arrived in the border of Beijing, Fangshan county yesterday, and they received warm welcome. Veterinarians in Beijing will check the health of houses later.

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