China looks to grow tobacco in Crimea

A delegation of Chinese businessmen has been discussing the possibility of growing tobacco in Crimea to help meet their country’s insatiable demand for cigarettes. The delegation also explored other investment projects, including  the construction of canning and machine manufacturing facilities in Dzhankoy and the development of a golf club on the peninsula’s mountainous southern coast. 
“Tobacco is in huge demand in China, and Crimea has a suitable climate and soil for tobacco cultivation,” said the delegation’s leader Chen Zhijun after a meeting with Crimean leader Sergei Aksyonov. With the help of Chinese equipment and technology the venture could yield ‘very large revenues’.”