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Sanya, on Hainan Island

Chinese mayor joins mango sales promotion via live streaming

The mayor of the southern Chinese coastal city of Sanya, A. Dong, has boosted the sales of the city's mangos via live streaming on the online shopping platform Taobao, on Thursday afternoon.

"These are the best mangos in Sanya. I hope everyone buys them," said A Dong. He hoped to promote sales online and help increase local farmers' income.

With a planting area of over 20,000 hectares, the mango industry is the largest tropical fruit industry in Sanya. The city is expected to produce more than 500,000 tonnes of mangos this year.

A Dong said that Sanya's mangos generally appear in markets from February to June every year, four months earlier than other provinces that grow mangos. Sanya now sells nearly 3,000 tonnes of mangos each day, and about 75,000 tonnes of mangos are expected to be picked up for sale by the end of this month.

According to xinhuanet.com, the outbreak of novel coronavirus pneumonia,has severely affected the sales of agricultural products -including mangos- since the Spring Festival.


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