China’s new International Grape Exhibition Garden opens in Beijing’s Yangqing

Early visits to the site this week suggest the park is focused as much on generating tourist dollars and improving rural incomes as it is about creating Chinese wines.
Rural tourism was a priority in the local government’s decision to bankroll the 750,000 square metre park, explains a worker onsite surnamed Liang, one of the locals tasked with tending grapes inside the park.
The local government purchased a long term rent on his plot of land and now pays him a monthly wage of almost RMB2,700 to tend to over a dozen grape........ read more

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