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Taiwan Fruits Popular in Shanghai
    2007-01-15 13:54:55     CRIENGLISH.com

Lien Sheng-wen, son of  Chinese Kuomintang Honorary Chairman Lien Chan,  became the spokesman for the image of Taiwan fruits in Shanghai on September 10, 2006. [File Photo: Xinhua]

A batch of fruit from Taiwan has recently arrived in Shanghai and been delivered to a number of markets. The products include oranges, peaches, grapefruit and some special tropical fruits.

The delivery is part of a deal mainland fruit companies and markets signed with Taiwan farmers last week. The mainland organizations agreed to buy fruit worth 7 million yuan, or about 880,000 US dollars.

Insiders say 22 different types of Taiwan fruit are now sold in the mainland.

Taiwan businessman Lin Zhihong says the shipment is designed to meet the market demand over the festival.

"For this round, a total of 150 tons of fruits have been purchased from Taiwan. They are designed to meet the needs of the mainland over the spring festival season."

The mainland also wants to help cushion Taiwan farmers from the problems with oversupply on the island.

Last year, the mainland bought 500 tons of slow-selling bananas from Taiwan.



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