Kin­men pro­motes its lo­cal spe­cial­ties on world stage

The China Post - - LOCAL -

Kin­men County Gov­ern­ment is pro­mot­ing in­ter­na­tion­ally cer­ti­fied prod­ucts from 19 lo­cal en­ter­prises as part of a cam­paign to en­hance their brand im­ages, while im­prov­ing prod­uct and ser­vice qual­ity.

The prod­ucts, an­nounced dur­ing a news con­fer­ence Thurs­day, in­clude porce­lain and pot­tery, ar­ti­san qual­ity damascus steel knives made from old ar­tillery shell cas­ings, beef jerky, peanut candy, very fine Chi­nese lon­geniv­ity noo­dles, black gar­lic, sorghum-fla­vored egg rolls and yi tiao gen (Radix mogha­nia, which, ac­cord­ing to tra­di­tional Chi­nese medicine, can ease mus­cle pain and re­lieve rheuma­tism).

These prod­ucts are be­ing pro­moted as im­por­tant sou­venirs that tourists can buy be­fore leav­ing the is­land.

Since 2013, these en­ter­prises are rec­og­nized by such in­ter­na­tional cer­ti­fi­ca­tion bod­ies as the In­ter­na­tional Or­ga­ni­za­tion for Stan­dard­iza­tion (ISO) 9001, and with the aid of the Kin­men lo­cal gov­ern­ment, rig­or­ously ad­here to such man­age­ment sys­tems as Haz­ard Anal­y­sis Crit­i­cal Con­trol Points and Good Ser­vice Prac­tice.

Fruit sculp­tor Huang Ming-po at­tended the event at a Kin­men ho­tel, where he pre­sented a new fruit carv­ing ti­tled “Turn­ing the Fer­ris Wheel.” He noted that the prod­ucts on show rep­re­sent Kin­men’s trans­for­ma­tion from a front­line war­zone into a tourist des­ti­na­tion.

Chefs from the ho­tel pre­pared many de­li­cious dishes sea­soned with Kin­men kao­liang liquor.

Kin­men is lo­cated off the south­east coast of China, about 10 kilo­me­ters from China’s Xi­a­men City. The fo­cal point of the 1958 Tai­wan Strait Cri­sis and a key front­line area dur­ing the Cold War, Kin­men is ad­min­is­tered by the Re­pub­lic of China and has be­come a pop­u­lar tourist spot among Chi­nese visi­tors since ferry ser­vices be­tween Xi­a­men and Kin­men were in­tro­duced in 2001.

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