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China's huge interest in durians worrying, say farmers


The huge interest in acquiring durian farms by Chinese businessmen are worrying local farmers. As the Musang King durian gets popular in China in recent years, many businessmen have expressed interest to acquire durian orchards in Malaysia. Local farmers and traders are worried that their plans to dominate the industry through planting, harvesting and exporting of the king of fruits to China could result in fierce competition. This could also affect the price of other local durian varieties. It said that the Chinese owned about 121ha of durian orchards in Malaysia currently, through local collaboration.

>Air France bans woman for slapping airport worker

Air France has banned a woman from Wuhan, China from flying on its planes.The woman, known as Zhang in her 30s, had arrived 14 minutes late at the check-in counter at the Wuhan Tianhe International Airport in Hubei together with her husband and a child for their flight to Paris on Thursday. When told that they could not board the plane and was advised to change their flights, the woman, who has a PhD, went behind the counter and slapped a female worker on her face repeatedly until her husband had to stop her. She was arrested and has been held for 10 days to facilitate investigation. She was also blacklisted by Air France.

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