Kinmen promotes its local specialties on world stage
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.