Qingdao to Host Floriculture Competition as Part of the 2014 International Horticultural Exposition

Qingdao, a coastal city in East China’s Shandong province, will host a series of flower-related competitions from April 25 to Oct 25 next year, during the 2014 Qingdao International Horticultural Exposition, organizers said at a news conference in Shanghai on April 17…Full-text article: China Daily Apr 2013 Key point The flower completion will embody nine

Flower Sales Drop after Party Authorities Banned Displaying Flowers at Government Meetings

Flower sales have decreased sharply since Party authorities forbade displaying flowers at government meetings. In Guangzhou, capital of South China’s Guangdong province, flower sales dropped by more than 40% in recent weeks [Nov-Dec 2012] compared with the same period in previous years, the Southern Metropolis Daily reported on Wednesday. Many shop owners at a major