Less well known are the tribulations endured by the tawny-skinned men and women who grow ornamental jasmine here in Daxing, a district on the rural fringe of the capital. They say prices have collapsed since March, when the police issued an open-ended jasmine ban at a number of retail and wholesale flower markets around Beijing.
— Jasmine is in trouble in China. Read more at Catching Scent of Revolution, China Moves to Snip Jasmine at the New York Times. Thanks to Kevin for the link!
p.s. I'm posting this because I find it interesting that a flower can be a victim of political maneuverings, but as regular readers know, we try to avoid talking politics around here. Keep that in mind if you'd like to comment, or, leave your comments over at the New York Times where you can probably say (nearly) whatever you like.