Taishan jade is laden with history as it is produced in Mount Tai, Shandong province. [Photo provided to chinadaily.com.cn]
Taishan jade is laden with history as it is produced in Mount Tai, a place of worship for at least 3,000 years.
The Tai'an government has determined that there are 5.07 million tons of ore and 2.71 million tons of jade within a 3.64-square-kilometer area around Mount Tai.
To gain more popularity for the jade, the Tai'an government is building a comprehensive jade industrial base, relying on its cultural, regional and tourism resource advantages. The industrial base will integrate transaction, processing, exhibition and tourism in order to widen Taishan jade's popularity and cultural message.