African roses enter central China province

A total of 2,760 fresh cut roses from Kenya arrived in central China's Hunan Province Tuesday morning, marking the first batch of flowers from Africa directly entering the province.

With 11 varieties and multiple colors, the roses were checked and some samples were taken for testing to ensure the safety of the flowers before entering the market.

The flight carrying the fresh flowers was launched last Wednesday, linking Changsha and Kenya's capital of Nairobi.

Before the opening of the direct flight, it used to take about three days for the Kenyan flowers to reach Hunan consumers through ports in other provinces, but the new air route shortens the time to just 14 hours.

Read more at Xinhua

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