China Direct Trading Corp. Sells Vegas Distributor, Poker Card Keeper Line

DAVIE, Fla., Aug. 1, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- China Direct Trading Corporation's (OTCBB:CHDT) wholly owned subsidiary, Souvenir Direct, Inc. (SDI), has been hired to create a line of twelve poker card keepers for the Las Vegas market. The line will be unveiled at the upcoming Kenfair Gift show, located in The Mandalay Bay convention center, Las Vegas. Kenfair is a Hong Kong-based show organizer which hosts one of the largest gift shows in Hong Kong as well as other countries. The show is only open to exhibitors from Asia and SDI will be exhibiting in booth B-7 on August 15th-18th.

"We are looking forward to a big show in Vegas as we introduce three new lines of products this year: Herbko's line of gaming and crossword products, our Vegas distributor's new line of twelve gaming spinner keyrings and now twelve new poker card keepers. The products are innovative and of the highest quality in the market and we look forward to increasing distribution of these items to the local and surrounding gaming markets," said Howard Ullman, CEO of SDI.

About Poker Card Keepers: Card keepers are an item used to place over your poker hand signaling to the dealer that you intend to play. These items are currently selling for $10 to $15 each and SDI is currently selling them online for $5.00 each at

About CHDT: CHDT is a global trading company engaged through its operating subsidiaries in product development, manufacturing, distribution, logistics and product placement of souvenirs, gifts and promotional products into mass retail. See for more information about CHDT's products.

FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS: This press release includes "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the federal securities laws. Although CHDT and SDI believe that the assumptions upon which its forward-looking statements are based are reasonable, it can give no assurance that these assumptions will prove to be correct. Many factors are beyond CHDT's and its subsidiaries' control. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from CHDT and SDI projections and expectations are disclosed in CHDT's existing and future filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. All forward-looking statements in this press release are expressly qualified by such cautionary statements and by reference to the underlying assumptions.


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