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Mongolian way of life under threat in China

6 February 2014 Last updated at 01:57 GMT

A centuries-old tradition of herding livestock in the Chinese region of Inner Mongolia could be under threat from new business and production methods, herdsmen are warning.

Inner Mongolia is rich in gas and rare earth deposits, and a quarter of China's domestic coal production comes from there.

But many ethnic Mongolian people say the pursuit of such resources is destroying the grasslands they rely on.

Martin Patience reports.