Belt and Road/ China and Sri Lanka Tea Culture Exchange Conference in Xiamen City
Summary: Sri Lanka is an island country in the Indian Ocean, on the route for trading between China and Southeast Asia, Middle East and Africa, a strategic point of China “21st century Sea Silk Road, and only way for “Belt and Road”. Chinese government regards Sri Lanka as the important partner in South Asia and for promoting “Belt and Road” initiative.
Under the situation of promoting global green ecology, organic agriculture, Yunnan Nesting Investment (group) focuses on organic agriculture, and built the biggest organic Oolong tea garden of the world—Yunnan Shuangjiang Cloud Top Nesting Tea Estate, which is one of the leading enterprises in the China, and the tea supplier of Taiji Temple of Alibaba. In September of 2017, the culture institute of Ali Taiji Temple has been established in the Tea Garden and laid the solid foundation for organic agriculture cooperation with Sri Lanka.
Yunnan Nesting Investment (group) has catched the opportunity of successfully holding this tea culture exchange with Sri Lanka, assist the government of Sri Lank to promote the culture exchange of Ceylon tea industry in Chinese market, promote “Belt and Road” initiative, propel the sustainable development of organic agriculture and tea industry.
In the afternoon of 26th, December, 2017, the Press Conference on tea culture exchange between China and Sri Lanka under “Belt and Road” initiative was hold in Vanilla Garden Hotel of Xiamen City, Fujian Province.
云南筑巢投资集团执行董事、云顶筑巢茶庄园庄主鲁继胜,芯仙茗堂堂主、筑巢创智文化创意有限公司执行董事李立,厦门龙山文创园董事长张宏勋,斯驻华大使Dr. Karunasena 阁下,总统府副书记Jayantha先生,总统府助理秘书 Prasad 先生,农业部部长顾问Gerry博士,种植部茶叶司司长Ravisinghe先生,总理府总理公共关系顾问Jinasiri先生,种植部法务主管Bandara女士,总统府战略企业管理局经理Samangi女士,农业部农业现代化区域项目主管Gamini先生出席了本次大会。
Warmly Invited by Mr. Lu Ji Sheng, Executive Dirtector of Yunnan Nesting Investment Group, chief of Cloud Top Tea Garden, Mr. Leland Lee, chief director of Scene Scent Tea, CEO of Nesting Culture Innovation Co., Ltd. and Li Xing the assistant to CEO, many distinguished guests have been presented the Press Conference, such as: Mr. Zhang Hong Xun, Chairman of Xia Men Long Shan Culture Innovation Park, Dr. Karunasena, the Sri Lanka ambassador to China, Mr. Jayantha, the Deputy Secretary of the Office of President, Mr. Prasad, the secretary of the Office of President, Dr. Gerry, the Minister counselor of Ministry of Agriculture, Mr. Ravisinghe, director of Tea Department from Ministry of Planting, Mr. Jinasiri, public relations counselor of the Office of President, Ms. Bandara, legal supervisor of Ministry of Planting, Ms. Samangi, manager of Enterprise Authority of the Office of President, Mr. Gamini, project supervisor of Agricultural Modernization Area of Ministry of Agriculture.
Sri Lanka is an important partner for China in Indian Ocean region under the “Belt and Road”, and also a key station of ancient marine Silk Road. Ceylon tea has been known and accepted by Chinese people for its good quality and special flavor and taste. Ceylon tea has been regarded as the “gifts to the whole world”.
The biggest organic tea garden- Cloud Top Nesting Tea Garden hold the same concept of Ceylon tea: making the healthy and organic tea.
Thanks for the cooperative support from the office of the President of Sri Lanka, Prime Minister, and Ministry of Agriculture of Sri Lanka and Ministry of Plantation Industries, Yunnan Nest Investment Group is honored to be officially authorized as the partner of “Belt and Road” tea culture exchange between China and Sri Lanka as well as of the marketing of Ceylon tea in Chinese market in Dec. 2017. Yunnan Nest Investment Group has reached agreement on cooperation with Sri Lanka.
Mr. Leland Lee, chief director of Scene Scent Tea, CEO of Nesting Culture Innovation Co., Ltd., said in his speech: under the policy support of boosting organic agriculture and green ecology, Yunnan Nest Group established the biggest organic tea garden in the world—the Cloud Top Nesting Tea Garden as one of the leading agricultural enterprises in Yunnan, and also as tea supplier of Taiji Temple of Alibaba, established the culture institute of Taiji Temple in Yunnan, Xiamen.
Besides, our company owned old tea trees preservation area of 3,000 Acres in China-Myanmar bordering area. Based on the strength in tea plantation and management, advanced technology of producing organic fertilizer, The Group Company has fulfilled the interflow between offline and online shops, and established the supply chain and marketing of organic tea industry, and cooperation foundation in policy and market in organic agriculture between China and Sri Lanka.
Yunnan Nest Investment Group will make use of their rich experience in tea plantation of the biggest organic tea garden in the world and powerful marketing resources in Chinese circle, organic agriculture policy of Sri Lanka, under the guidance of “Belt and Road” initiative, promote the culture communication of Ceylon tea industry and Chinese market. The company hopes to unite the efforts of enterprises and governments of the two countries to promote “Belt and Road” policy, fulfill the sustainable development of green ecological environment. We also hope to establish a standing body to assist the cooperation and communication of the two countries.
Mr. Zhang Hong Xun, Chairman of Xiamen Long Shan Culture Innovation Park, said in his speech: Long Shan Culture Innovation Park, as the biggest culture innovation park in Hu Jian Province, is located in the geometric center of Xia Men. With the development of culture innovation industry, the business scope of Yunnan Nesting Investment (group) covers: supplying chain of tea industry and market operation, culture park operation, culture and tourism industries, theme real estates, internet and new retail industry. And provide the integrated development plan and feasible program for promoting the development of Ceylon tea and other products in Chinese market.
斯驻华大使Dr. Karunasena 阁下在大会致辞中表示：由于斯里兰卡是一个农业国家，想在此次一带一路茶文化交流活动新闻发布会之际，鼓励和欢迎来自中国私营和公共部门的实体机构与我们携手共同将斯里兰卡农产品推向中国市场，一道将斯里兰卡国家食品生产计划推向成功！
Dr. Karunasena, the Sri Lanka ambassador to China, said in his speech: Sri Lanka, as an agricultural country, will take the opportunity of this Press Conference, encourage and welcome private and public enterprises from China, join hands with Sri Lanka to bring agriculture products of Sri Lanka to Chinese market, and push the national plan of food production to success!
Mr. Jayantha, the Deputy Secretary of the Office of President, said in his speech: There are important social and economic relations between China and Sri Lanka. Under the guidance of cooperation framework of “Belt and Road” initiative, we are happy to meet you all here, in the Culture Institute of Ali Taiji Temple, in Vanilla Garden Hotel to discuss food production project and agriculture modernization project of Sri Lanka.
Mr. Jinasiri, public relations counselor of the Office of President pointed out that: Besides the national food production and agriculture modernization, there are more cooperation opportunities betweenSri Lanka and China. For example, cooperating with more than 480,000 owners of tea gardens to utilize the discarded national tea plantations, gradually to connect with organic tea production; From infrastructure improvement and production to expanding sale, and plantation cooperation with other countries; Cooperation on agriculture modernization with Ministry of Agriculture.
Representatives from Ministry of Plantation of Sri Lanka also briefly introduced the agriculture of Sri Lanka in the conference.
Students from Sri Lanka studying in Xia Men University also gave wonderful cultural performances in the conference.
In the tea culture exchange activity of the afternoon, Mr. Zhao Xu, the design director of Vanilla Garden Hotel presented the tea-themed rooms, and Liu Lin Fei, the designer presented the Xin Xian theme rooms.
With the publicizing of “Belt and Road” policy, culture and natural resources will be integrated and recycled, new value will be created from the tradition, and the culture spirit of Silk Road will be further spread.