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Ancient colored glass legacy alive in Shandong

Updated: 2012-08-22 07:47
By Zhao Ruixue in Zibo, Shandong ( China Daily)

Zibo, a city famous for ceramic products, is now setting its sights on developing another time-honored resource, colored glass, to diversify its local industries.

Last year, the output from Zibo's colored glass industry surpassed 3.5 billion yuan, an increase of 32 percent compared to the preceding year, making the city the largest production base for colored glass in China.

Zibo's connection with glass dates back to as early as the Yuan Dynasty (1271-1368) when the area around Boshan, now a district administrated by Zibo, was one of the major production areas for glass.

Ancient colored glass legacy alive in Shandong