SOURCE: Yasheng Group

July 14, 2005 07:00 ET

YaSheng Group Expands Hops Production Facilities

REDWOOD CITY, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- July 14, 2005 -- The YaSheng Group (OTC: YHGG) is expanding its Hops production facilities to support export sales and growing interest from international breweries. The Group has adopted a state of the art extraction production by the critical Co2 extraction method which results in a new high end product line creating new market opportunities.

With the largest Hops production and processing base in China, YaSheng's Hops achieved an international top grade as determined by experts of the industry. The new extraction technology is expected to strengthen YaSheng's leadership position. The production expansion also includes the completion of an additional 12,300 Acres Hops growing base.

The ISO9002 certified facility has imported the new extraction equipment from Germany, Switzerland and England. This production upgrade is also utilized in YaSheng's pharmaceutical division in the production of pharmaceuticals and as a food additive as it offers rich tropolone content. The YaSheng Group remains the top supplier of quality Hops to the Chinese beer industry, the largest growing segment in the world. With long term supply contracts to the largest domestic breweries, the group has also received growing interest from foreign breweries.

The YaSheng Group will host the 50th International Hop Grower's Congress in LanZhou China on July 25-31, 2005.

About YaSheng Group:

The YaSheng Group (OTC: YHGG) is a diversified industrial conglomerate incorporated in Redwood City, California, operates in hi-tech agriculture, salt chemistry and biological technology as its core business with advantages in rich land, mineral resources, capital and technology reserves.

Through its 136 subsidiaries, the company's operating categories include: chemical engineering, agricultural production, biotech, pharmaceuticals, textile products, printing and dyeing, commercial trading, beverages and inorganic salt manufacturing. With total assets of approximately $1.5 billion USD and over 15,000 employees, YaSheng Group has 155,097,355 shares issued and outstanding as of December 1, 2004.

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