(ECNS) -- Lu Hongjie, 58, is from Kenting of China's island province Taiwan.
He started his business in Sichuan in 1988 and eventually gained a foothold in the ebony industry. Lu set up an ebony museum in Chengdu after many twists and turns.
As the first such private facility approved in Sichuan, the museum is called "The ebony Kingdom" for its large number and rich exhibits.
Lu said he was attracted by the mystery of ebony at first. Then the cultural connotation behind ebony stimulated his sense of responsibility after further study and exploration.
Lu has invested heavily in ebony for many years and his warehouse is filled with ebony collections. He plans to exhibit his ebony collection in Taiwan, creating a bridge for cross-strait exchange.
"Tens of thousands of people from Taiwan have come to visit these ebony exhibits in the past years. When the exhibits were on display in Taiwan, they attracted any people. Ebony is a kind of traditional culture of the country. I want to promote the connotation of our traditional culture to the world through the ebony art. I think this is necessary because people will understand our culture better," Lu said.