28 Oct '17, 7am

#Malaysia durian’s entry into China thorn in neighbours’ side https://t.co/sdhLCCdayA

#Malaysia durian’s entry into China thorn in neighbours’ side https://t.co/sdhLCCdayA

MALAYSIA has got a foot in the lucrative Chinese market for durian – and the neighbours are feeling sour, the South China Morning Post reported today. Malaysia has received the green light to hold a three-day Durian King Festival in Nanning, China, which up till now does not allow the import of fresh durians from Malaysia, only frozen pulp. While Malaysian durian growers are hoping that the event will lead to unfettered access to the Chinese market, Singapore and Thailand are hoping otherwise. Singapore does not wish to pay more for Malaysian durians, which prices will almost certainly go up if wealthy Chinese buyers are to start bidding for the fruit. Thailand, meanwhile, is afraid the lifting of the restriction on Malaysian durians will put an end to its monopoly of the Chinese market for the pungent-smelling fruit. And it’s all thanks to the Mao Shan Wang, the Malaysian...

Full article: http://www.themalaysianinsight.com/s/20424/

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