Source: China State Council Information Office 2
The second World Jasmine Conference is scheduled from Nov. 28 to 30 in Hengxian County and Nanning City, south China’s Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, according to the local publicity department.
The conference has been included in the events of the China-ASEAN Expo and will be held both online and offline, with 13 main events in four categories, including a forum on the development of the jasmine industry.
Hengxian County, dubbed China’s “home of jasmine,” planted over 7,530 hectares of jasmine with an annual jasmine tea output of 80,000 tonnes in 2019. It is also the largest jasmine tea production and processing base in the world.
The county’s annual output of jasmine accounted for over 80 percent of China’s total output and 60 percent of the world’s total in 2019, according to Yang Hong, deputy mayor of Nanning, Guangxi’s capital.
The brand value of jasmine and jasmine tea in the county is estimated to total about 20.7 billion yuan (about 3.1 billion U.S. dollars) in 2020.