Where is the industry that turned gur into chini?

The simple, sweet gur from India was transformed into shiny white crystals of sugar in China; thus the name chini for sugar: A wonderful little tale of sharing and innovation between the two countries

Since ages, the flow of technology from east to west traversed through the old silk route. In 2nd Century BC, four major technologies – paper making, printing, gunpowder, silk and compass – developed in China changed the world. It is a well-known story that a Han princess smuggled silkworms and mulberry seedlings to the West via the Silk Route.