Taiwan businessmen set a new high for tea fairs on both sides of the Taiwan Strait
Xinhua News Agency, Fuzhou, 16 Nov (Reporter Yan Hongxin) the 13th Cross-Strait Tea Industry Expo opened in Wuyishan City, Fujian Province on 16 November, with 110 Taiwan enterprises participating in the exhibition, 25 more than last year, 127 booths, and 35 more than last year. The number of enterprises and booths in the Taiwan Pavilion reached record highs.
The reporter saw at the scene that the Taiwan Pavilion was crowded and particularly lively. Lin Yan-Cheng, a Taiwanese tea merchant, said that this was his first time to attend a cross-strait tea fair, bringing home-grown and processed alpine oolong tea for display and sale, hoping to train some repeat customers and expand the market.
Chen Mingxiu, a Taiwanese businessman who specializes in handmade tea sets, said she had participated in relevant exhibitions in Xiamen for about 10 years and had participated in the exhibition for the first time in Wuyishan. She revealed that she has dealers in the mainland, and nearly 1 of her products are sold to the mainland. The main purpose of participating in the exhibition is to display brands and enhance influence.
The person in charge of the tea fair said that Taiwan enterprises have asked for an increase in the number of booths this year, and although adjustments have been made, it is still difficult to find one. The exhibition hall covers an area of 43000 square meters, with 1360 standard booths, an increase of 82 over last year.
In addition to the exhibition and marketing activities, cross-strait exchanges have also been the highlight of previous cross-strait tea fairs. At the current tea fair, Fujian and Taiwan (Nanping) economic and trade cooperation docking meeting, cross-strait tea competition, cross-strait folk tea competition, cross-strait tea people go team competition and other activities are rich and colorful.
On the morning of the 16th, 27 projects were signed at the Fujian-Taiwan (Nanping) Economic and Trade Cooperation meeting, with a total investment of 9.24 billion yuan. Zhou Zhihong, chief sustainable development officer of Delta Electronics, said that many enterprises in Nanping region have room for improvement in the areas of intelligent transformation, automated production, energy saving and environmental protection, and there is great potential for Taiwan businessmen to invest here. "for example, Wuyishan is rich in bamboo, and we want to automate bamboo processing, which requires a new design of automated processing mechanisms, which is our strength." He said.
The fair will last until November 18, and will be hosted by the Central Committee of the Taiwan Democratic League, the all-China Federation of Taiwan, the Taiwan Farmers' Association, the Taiwan Tea Industry Association, Nanping City, and so on.