China president Xi Jinping: Tea is known as a healthy drink for China and tea also serves as a cultural ambassador for China, which originated in China and has now become popular all over the world. Chinese President Xi Jinping is also fond of tea and said that his relationship with tea began while working in Fujian province. Very few people would know that Xi Jinping likes to drink tea.
Xi Jinping had visited Tanyang village in Fu’an city four times as party secretary in Ningde Prefecture from 1988 to 1990, which is famous for Tanyang Congo tea, which won the gold prize at the Panama-Pacific International Exhibition. had won.
Xi proposed to develop a tea industry with local characteristics at that time through grading, large-scale cultivation and scientific management of the tea leaves there. He also led efforts to improve the quality of tea varieties and tea leaves.
Comparison of Eastern and Western civilization with tea and beer
Earlier in the year 2014, in a speech at the College of Europe in Bruges, Belgium, he said that, “China represents Eastern civilization in a special way, while Europe is the birthplace of Western civilization. He said that Chinese people are fond of tea. And Belgians love beer. To me, tea drinkers are enthusiasts and beer lovers represent ways of understanding life and knowing the world. I see both equally.”
Xi Jinping told the importance of tea for China
Xi also used tea as an identity to introduce traditional Chinese culture and to describe Chinese philosophy on diplomatic occasions. In May 2020, Xi sent a letter congratulating the first International Tea Day, calling for China, as a major producer and consumer of tea, to deepen cultural exchanges around tea. will work and allow more people to enjoy a life full of tea.
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