Fifth China Flower Expo Opens in Guangdong
SHUNDE (Guangdong Province), September 28-- The Fifth
China Flower Exposition opened Friday in Shunde City, Guangdong
Province, in south China.
Florists from 31 Chinese regions as well as Hong Kong, Macao,
Taiwan, the United States, Italy, Singapore and more than 10 other
countries and regions are attending the show, which is jointly
hosted by the Chinese Florist Association and the Guangdong
The organizers expect more than one million people will visit
the 10-day event.
Over the past two decades flower growing has grown into a
prosperous industry in China.
Jiang Zehui, president of the florists association, said the
country's flower farms totaled 147,500 hectares in 2000.
Buhe, vice-chairman of the Ninth National People's Congress
Standing Committee, and Zhou Tienong, vice-chairman of the Ninth
Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference National
Committee, attended the Friday's opening ceremony.
-- source: Xinhua News Agency
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