CHINA’S new ambassador said he hoped Malaysia would encourage local farmers to plant different varieties of durian rather than complaining about the high price of the “King of Fruit”, major Chinese dailies reported.
Bai Tian said this during a welcome dinner organised by four Chinese guilds and associations, including The Associated Chinese Chambers of Commerce and Industry of Malaysia, on Monday.
He said Malaysians should look at the high demand for durian positively and spur farmers to plant more to earn revenue.Bai said China would continue to import more of Malaysian products, including frozen durian, palm oil, and bird nests.
He added that he was checking on the possibility of importing whole durian fruits rather than only the flesh from Malaysia.
Source : The Star