International Students Participated in the 2nd Maritime Silk Road International Tea Culture Forum

Publisher:pubdate:2021-12-08Browse Times:10

On December 6, the 2nd Maritime Silk Road International Tea Culture Forum kicked off in Fuzhou, Fujian with the theme of Aromas on the Maritime Silk Road Tea Passage. Chinese and foreign tea experts and scholars, several diplomatic envoys, foreigners in Fujian, overseas Chinese in Fujian and representatives of international students from our school attended the Forum.

The Forum was broadcasted live simultaneously from both Fuzhou, Fujian (the main venue) and Tokyo, Japan (the sub-venue). In the main venue, Mr. Liu Zhonghua, Professor of Hunan Agricultural University and Academician of the China Academy of Engineering, and Mr. Yang Jiangfang, Vice President of the Fujian Provincial Association for Science and Technology, academic leader in the national characteristic discipline of tea science, and professor of Fujian Agriculture and Forestry University, were invited to deliver keynote speeches in the Forum respectively. Tea experts, representatives of tea enterprises, representatives of overseas Chinese leaders also participated in the thematic Forum of “The Integration of Tea Culture, Tea Industry and Tea Science” and “Opening a new Chapter for Fujian’s Tea through the Millennium-long Maritime Silk Road”.

The Forum saw the release of the Blue Paper on the 2020 Chinese Tea Industry Development, presenting a comprehensive review of the development of China's tea industry in recent years, including macroscopic research, industry frontier, trend research and hot topics of China's tea industry.


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Manuel, an Ecuadorian student, was excited to participate in the Forum, saying that it was a new and unique experience, which fostered a better understanding of Chinese tea.

Alberto, a Mozambican student, said, China is the hometown of tea and Fujian is one of the major tea-growing provinces in China. The Forum has left me a deeper understanding and experience of China's tea culture, tea industry and tea technology.

Nazari, an Afghan student, said, “It is very meaningful and necessary to carry out such activity, because it provides a window for the world to understand Fujian and Chinese tea culture. Personally, I like to drink tea. Anxi Tieguanyin tea, Wuyishan Dahongpao, Fuzhou Jasmine Tea all have their own flavors and are attractive.”

It is reported that the Forum is jointly guided by the Publicity Department of the CPC Fujian Provincial Committee, Fujian Provincial Department of Agriculture and Rural Affairs, Fujian Provincial Department of Culture and Tourism, and Fujian Provincial Federation of Returned Overseas Chinese and sponsored by Fujian Daily Agency, with the support of Foreign Affairs Office of the Fujian Provincial People’s Government, Agricultural and Rural Affairs Committee of the CPPCC Fujian Provincial Committee, China Tea Science Society, Chinese Tea Culture International Exchange Association, Cross-Strait Exchange Association of Tea, Fujian Provincial Tea Science Society, and Fujian Provincial Tea Circulation Association.