Memet Mehsum lives in Bachu County, an oasis in the Taklamakan Desert in the south of Xinjiang. In a place where fishery provides a lifeline for locals, Mehsum followed his father's footsteps and became a fisherman. Though a simple life, he feels fortunate to live by the water and rejoices in the prospect of passing these skills to the next generation.
This is one of many stories in CGTN's exclusive documentary "Beyond the Mountains: Life in Xinjiang." Watch the full documentary here.