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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