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Stone carving industry sustains growth in Huian

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Updated: 2018-10-30

Stone carving industry sustains growth in Huian

Zhang Wenshan (Left), inheritor of stone carving, teaches an employee polishing a stone tea tray on Oct 27. [Photo/Xinhua]

Huian county, situated in Quanzhou, East China's Fujian province, is famous for its stone carving which has a long history dating back 1,600 years. Huian's stone carving was listed as a National Intangible Cultural Heritage in 2006.

The stone carving industry in Huian has been undergoing industrial development and cultural innovation in recent years. The output value exceeded 16 billion yuan ($2.3 billion) in the first half of 2018, with products selling to more than 100 countries and regions.

Stone carving industry sustains growth in Huian

Zhang Zhenxiong (Middle), master of stone carving, teaches an employee engraving a traditional stone-shadow carving on Oct 27. [Photo/Xinhua]

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