SOURCE: Yasheng Group

August 17, 2005 09:00 ET

YaSheng Reports Results for 50th International Hops Congress Convention

REDWOOD CITY, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- August 17, 2005 -- The YaSheng Group (OTC: YHGG) served as the host of the 50th International Hops Congress Convention, which lasted 6 days between July 26th and 31st in LanZhou, China. Approximately 200 participants attended, of which half were foreign delegates from 12 different countries.

One of the key highlights of the event was the establishment of sister cities between Grassendorf of France and Jiuquan of Gansu, China. Jiuquan County is the leading hops-growing region in China & the hops base for YaSheng Group. YaSheng received the highest quality standards "AAA Green Food" award. YaSheng's hops have also broken records in yield & purity per acre.

Participants of the event enjoyed several tours of YaSheng's hops farms and held a number of discussions sharing knowledge of the hops industry including: trends, environmental effects, production and efficiency techniques. "This convention allowed experts of the hops industry to share their expertise, increase communication and learn about the Chinese hops industry and farming practices," said a spokesperson from the event organization.

YaSheng remains the leader in hops production in China, providing companies like Ting Tao, Yan & HuaRong hops products for many years & holds long-term contracts into the future. YaSheng continues quality development with new products such as Co2 hops extract, which will open up to domestic global markets.

About YaSheng Group:

The YaSheng Group (OTC: YHGG), a diversified industrial conglomerate incorporated in California, operates in high-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 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.

Further information can be found on the Web site: www.yashenggroup.com

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