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Papermakers set to write new survival story

By Zhu Lixin | China Daily | Updated: 2018-08-10 07:39

The industry is in flux as machines replace manual production methods, lowering both prices and quality. Zhu Lixin reports from Hefei.

In February, Yang Hongwei posted a video on his WeChat Moments feed that showed his grandfather leading a group of papermakers, including Yang, in singing a traditional song to help maintain energy levels as they pulped bamboo to make paper.

In 2006, Yang's grandfather was recognized as the sole national inheritor of a traditional method of making paper from bamboo that was developed in Jiajiang, Sichuan province, centuries ago.

Papermakers set to write new survival story

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