China: Asia's leading flower market blossoms as consumption recovers rapidly

Livestreamers and merchants start their work early in the morning at the bustling Dounan Flower Market in the city of Kunming, southwest China's Yunnan Province, surrounded by a rainbow of flowers for sale.

"I introduce flowers at the market to my audience on live-streaming platforms, and I also communicate with foreign enterprises about flower exports," said Hua Ren, who is from a family of florists and has been engaged in the import and export of flowers for over a decade.

"Southeast Asia has a high demand for potted plants and flowers, which we can provide steadily," Hua said, adding that he has sensed a gradual rebound in the warmer market and imported about 1 million orchid seedlings last year.

As Asia's largest fresh-cut flower trading market and a reliable barometer of China's flower market prowess, Kunming Dounan Flower Market has exported flowers to more than 40 countries and regions.

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